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Long exposure of the Tour Eiffel from the River Seine
The journey towards a transcendent believe
Existence of Humanity
Yellow TAXI and the City
Monument Valley Rainbow
Boulder Oasis
Red Cliffs of Utah
Young people climb a hill to greet their leader
Little friend hidden in Purgatory Falls
The Living Heritage
Native
Quake
The darkness of war lingers on in Arlington National Cemetery
Red
Soft Work
The Bird
Baby Portrait
Ferry turnaround spot
Upward arc
Here for feeding
Boat on display
Alley Sun
up and underneath
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Quake

When I traveled to Alaska this summer on a tuition-free expedition for teenage girls, the most interesting fact I learned about the environment was how an earthquake in the 1960s had leached seawater into the local trees' water sources. These trees eventually died from the salty water at their roots and uprooted themselves, eventually becoming bleached by the intense sun. This is a portrait of the magical environment there -- cloud-strewn mountains and a poignantly-shaped dead tree that lent me their muse.

TAGS: Alaska, Hiking, Mobile, Nps100, Shore

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Whitestone, New York, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Michelle Chen.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 08.2017
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 27, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Alaska, United States of America