18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lone Tree in Canyonlands

An hour prior to the time of this photo, the entire canyon was shrouded in fog. As the fog lifted, the vistas became more and more spectacular. Reminiscent of the Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach, this tree seems to say "There's beauty in the large vast scene ahead, but also in the individual."

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Moab, Utah, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Copyright: © Scott Bookner