13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Winter wind storm, Sitka

In S.E. Alaska we are in the ' largest temperate rainforest. As such, we don't get many forest fires. Instead, our major change agent is gale force winds. This shot, taken during a fall hike, exemplifies the snapping that occurs when the winds kick up.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Sitka, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: X-Pro1
Copyright: © Larisa Manewal
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