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photo contest slideshow
Birthday Cake
West African Black-Crowned Crane
A guanaco captured while descending a mountain in Patagonia National Park.
Colorful Sunset at Sand Harbor
Food & Child
Sunrise Witnessed
Saying goodbye
Great Blue Heron Chasing Away an Egret
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
Lost in the Land of Lettuce
Encampment
Heaven
deforestation
The American Mosaic of Baseball
Cinnamon Black Bear
Outer Banks Dunes
Guards of the temple
At the End of the Storm
Emerald Bay and Fannette Island Panorama
Worship in the nude
Transition into Dusk
Lunch is Served
Old school medicine
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Heaven

"Heaven" is my representation of how nature shifts humans' focus on traditional life to entering a state of tranquility. Since nature is separated from man-made objects and otherwise man-influenced life, it allows people to reflect, and bask in the natural world's beauty. In society, people have determined what characteristics make someone beautiful. These societal pressures cause women and men to feel isolated and forced to succumb to pressures to fit the standards of beauty. Societal pressures are all too real, however, in nature, they disappear. The individual is faced with the realization that ultimately worrying about whether you do or don’t fit these standards is pointless. The issue isn’t the people who judge an individual based on their appearance, the real issue is when the individual takes on those social expectations and begin to think they don’t fit them.

TAGS: Beauty, Environment, Nature, North Carolina

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Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Member since 2018
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
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