14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Struggle of life

To restore original natural dynamics in streams many measures are necessary. In the 'Leuvenumse beek,' a nature organization tried to increase heterogeneity of the river bottom and water retention by putting dead wood in the stream system. In autumn and winter when rainfall is high, parts of the forest get flooded. Once I saw this little beech in the water trying to survive under these harsh conditions. I returned sometimes to this place to take pictures. One evening all the conditions were satisfactory.

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Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Hoge Veluwe National Park, Netherlands
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Jacob Kaptein
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