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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spike

A sweet gum tree's seed pod hangs from a tree limb in early autumn. The banna like seeds will soon be gone, and wind will eventually send the dry husk of the pod earthward, where unwarey barefooted children, and adults too for that matter, are in for an unpleasant surprise when they step on them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: La Plata, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5200
Copyright: © Addison Likins