19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The glow of life

Singapore Botanical Gardens are a collection of gardens, one of which is called the Evolution garden. This picture shows a small fern leaf which is opening up. It had white residue, which made it appear as if it was glowing. To me, given that the larger stems appeared dark and only the small one appeared as if it was glowing, I immediately thought about the energy all of us have when we are young which slowly goes away as we age.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Singapore, Singapore
Camera: NIKON Z 6_2
Copyright: © Ashar Malik