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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Central Florida Everglades Beauty

This is a growth of trees in an area in Florida often referred to as the Central Florida Everglades. I was with others on a chartered boat, going on an alligator watching excursion. During the trip the captain of the boat steered us past this group of trees. Their beauty, especially with their reflection on the still water, struck me as mesmerizing. And the position I was in gave me a perfect view of the V-shaped arrow pointing straight to the center tree at the very back of the image. That's the kind of perfect disappearance into the horizon that one gets with a long, straight road, but is unusual on water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Christmas, Florida, United States of America
Camera: SM-G930U
Copyright: © Bryan McDonald