20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

The photo shows a detail of an ancient laurel forest in Madeira. The subject is a tree branch that separated from the main tree centuries ago and at some point found the strength to finally grow upwards towards the light and sprout new leaves.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Portugal
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © jacopo fruchter