18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cypress Roots

This image shows a tangled and twisted set of roots from an ancient bald cypress tree along the banks of the Frio River in south Texas. I am constantly amazed by the persistence and power of cypress roots, which somehow find a way into the small cracks of the rocky terrain they call home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Concan, Texas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Malcolm Hawker