18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dead pines trees forest

I shot this photo during summer holydays in Corsica at San Ciprianu beach. Since 10 years I come here for a few days to enjoy both the landscape and the warm sunny weather of this part of the island. Unfortunately, the past year, a fire destroyed all the beautifull pines behind the beach. During a walk at afternoon, I shot this path bordered by distorted dead pines, I had the strange feeling they were the testimony survivors of a secret drama.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: San Ciprianu (Saint Cyprien), France
Camera: EZ Controller
Copyright: © Corentin LESPAGNOL