13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fantasy Forest

Oh how I love the forest! It’s here I find places where I’m not afraid to be alive. Places filled with kindness that cause joy in my heart and allow strangers among us to not be strangers anymore. There is a liberation that takes place in the knowledge that this is where we came from. This is where we should be. So don’t bring me any bad news, because I don’t need it. I don’t need none of those things that man has placed before me. All I need to reconcile life is time in my Fantasy Forest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © Rodney Lough Jr.