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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red Maple leaf with hieart-shaped shadow on bark

This leaf turned red early and got stuck in the bark of the tree. I never noticed the heart-shaped shadow on the bark until someone pointed it out to me when they saw the photo.

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Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Olean, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Lucia Scotty