21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Is the vine hugging or choking the leaf? Was the relationship one of invasion or mutual growth? This image evokes the tension in relationships, where one needs both intimacy and personal freedom to thrive.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3
Copyright: © Melissa Tsuei