20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Redwood Phoenix

In 2020 a raging fire swept through Big Basin state park in California. Many trees were destroyed including some Sequoia redwoods. Although severely burned, this one survived and put out new growth; beauty in the sadness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Peter Blanchard