16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Darkness and Life

This flower represents the beauty of life as well as the beauty of darkness and they both must be balanced and united. You see the intensity of the black, the darkness the "bad" as social ideals would lead an individual to believe. The truth of darkness, however, is that the harshness is the only way to be shown the true beauty of light, life, and happiness. So the real question is, which is more beautiful... is it darkness or is it light?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Lancaster, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Seth Tribby