19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Natural Framing of the Morning Light on a Mountaintop

Wandering around one of my favorite photo spots, I saw baby evergreens raising from the literal ashes. These trees are growing after a wildfire wiped out the foliage of this area two years ago. These snow covered needles provided a great frame with the clouds for the spotlit mountain in the distance. Nature is so cool!

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Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Silverthorne, Colorado, United States of America
Copyright: © Catie Eschen