17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Mighty Oak

This oak tree is one of a handful that dot the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City, MO. This one caught my eye specifically, as it branched out and shielded a great deal of the surrounding forest. I watched squirrels and birds scamper and fly all around this oak, and a rabbit dive beneath it's roots. It truly is a beautiful sight to behold.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Jenna Karr