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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Life

Life is about survival. This lonely acacia tree was blooming with lush green leaves amidst the arid Namib desert environment although it hadn't rained a single drop for a year. The shadow of the tree is cast against the base of a huge orange sand dune it immediately stands next to.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Namibia
Camera: COOLPIX P900
Copyright: © Frank Proost