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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dance with Me

Yosemite National Park has beautiful giant forests of trees, but unfortunately those trees have been threatened due to our recent string of warm winters. The beetle population, which is normally kept to normal populations by cold winters, has grown out of control due to warm temperatures. As the fog broke from Tunnel View, it exposed a smattering of trees that have been killed by the beetles.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Yosemite National Park, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Aaron Meyers