21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Visitor on the grave

The Arlington National Cemetery is one of two cemeteries in the US national system that are maintained by the US Army. Nearly 400,000 people are buried at this 639-acre (259-hectare) site. My intention here was not to show comprehensive sadness but respect for the fallen soldiers. Knowing the facts as well as the stories, it was completely different to walk in this place. This silence, tranquillity, and the autumn colors.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: None, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Agnieszka Wieczorek