13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dead trees and stormy sky at sunset

Mesa Verde suffers fire damage often, owing to its high altitude. The eastern mesa of the park contains acres of burnt trees. Here, several of them are lit from behind by a sunset almost resembling fire.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Cortez, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Karen Blaha