18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tree and Rock

No soil, no water, no shelter and yet this tree, on top of a high plateau, continues to thrive. Windswept and bleached by an unforgiving sun, it defies conventional thinking by actually enjoying its location.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.1999
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Pefcos, Greece
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © Brian Hennessy