21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Drifting tree

Drifting tree, this tree fell during a winter storm in January 2007. Its carried around the national reserve area when flooding occurs and can be found in new places every time. Here it lies 500 meters from where the tree originally grew. Its a story of natural transformation and tree travel, loosing its bark, laying down in new places and hosting life. A traveling monument for natural transformation and wilderness awareness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Netherlands
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Chris Lindhout