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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Still life of a dying sunflower

Sunflowers are among the happier flora. This image turns that notion on its head by juxtaposing the beauty of these bright and cheerful flowers with the idea of inevitable decay. In this image, the frailty of life is depicted hanging by a thread.

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Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Reese Ger-Herscott