19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
"Solitary Confinement" Milky Way stretching over cottonwood tree in sandstone hole

This little cottonwood ekes out an existence stuck in the bottom of a 20' deep sandstone hole in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Life finds a way.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Escalante, Utah, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Jeff Stamer