12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Natural Root Bridge

Fig trees extend their roots across rivers and gullies to form a natural, living bridge in Cherrapunjee, India. Locals continue to use these centuries-old walkways to traverse the streams and waterways of the region.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Cherrapunjee, India
Copyright: © Nick DeBarmore