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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The sun in California's Redwood Forest

This was one of the first times I had ever gone into a forest. The stigma surrounding them is how dirty they are and full of wildlife. However, I was taken aback by the purity of the forest. Watching the light shine on the trees was truly magical and I hope that this photo can exhibit the true wonders of nature and the importance of conserving our forests.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Guerneville , California, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-5000
Copyright: © Sean Piontek