18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wandering the Green

In a year that has been devastating to mind, body, soul and bank account, wild places have been an escape and a solace to the the chaos that has reigned throughout the United States. Forests offer respite from all that ails us, they are vital to the planets survival. While we have laid vast tracts of our forests low, there remains rich, green places for Americans to get lost in. Olympic National Park is one such place. The uncountable shades of green you find on her trails set you awash in verdant peace.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Washington, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Alexander Newby