14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Vibrant Sunset in Little Tennessee

Sustainable travel project, to me, means keeping Mother Earth as beautiful as she once was with different messages whether it's through photography or through blogs. We cannot damage where we were created under one sky. Mother Earth gave us a place of rest, food, water and other living creatures for us to be nurtured with her love. I have never once been on the East Coast and once I made it to the Nantahala Gorge, I was truly inspired to explore as much hidden gems as possible. I am also an adrenaline junkie so I love cliff jumping. After cliff jumping many times in Little Tennessee, the sun began to set and looking at the bluish, orange skies, I decided it was the perfect moment to capture this photo. It represents sustainable travel because the waters are not tainted and as the wise man once said, "When the last tree is cut and the last river is poisoned, then you will realize that man cannot eat money."

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Bryson City, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Soo A Cha