13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hopeful Growth on a Mountain Trail

In a season since passed, I hiked a smaller trail by the name of Arethusa Falls. Roughly halfway through the ascendance, I sat to take a short break, and upon the observation of my surroundings I found this patch of hopeful growth. The sun shined down gleefully upon their hungry stalks, such beauty served the essence of nature well.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Twin Mountains, New Hampshire, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Zachary Hofland