14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Panther Grotto

Springtime. The forest and mountain streams come alive as they awake from their winter slumber. The moss glows with newly rivaled growth. The water flows with pure clean naturally blue life giving force. There is a sense of awe in the air, a sense that the world is as it should be. If ever you find yourself in need, of anything, make your way into a forest and just sit for a while. The answer will come in the silence, undistracted & pure.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Amboy, Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © Rodney Lough Jr.