12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The silence of the woods

Shooting this picture I realize how finding a silent place is important in my idea of Nature. Here, in the Camaldolese Forests – one of the most ancient forest in Italy – I clearly understood the peaceful beauty of human care on nature. Since XII century, the ancient order of monks in Camaldoli take care about the beauty and wellness of this forests.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Italy
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Giovanni Zati