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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Lone Tree Standing

A lone tree standing on a mountain top. A lone tree holds a completely different kind of allure. It is somehow mysterious. It's almost magnetic. You ask yourself how that one tree, and only that tree, managed to escape the axe and survive. You sometimes may even feel compelled to walk across the field to look at it from a closer perspective. Stand in its shade. It provokes contemplation. The trees in a stand of woods lose their individuality and become almost indistinguishable from one another, at least until fall. But a lonesome tree? It calls out to you. "Look at me. I'm still here!"

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © hadriel torres