Congratulations to Beth Young for winning the Extreme Angles Assignment with the image, “Giant Forest Reaching for the Sky.” See more of Young’s photography at www.optimalfocusphotography.com.
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Winner: “Giant Forest Reaching For The Sky” By Beth Young
“Containing five of the 10 largest trees in the world, Sequoia National Park contains the highest point in the contiguous United States (Mount Whitney) and is notable for its fantastic display of old-growth sequoia forests,” explains Young. “When driving into the park, the landscape was dry and the weather sunny, but as the hairpin road quickly ascended in steep elevation, it was like being transported into a misty cloud where these majestic giants stand sentry in the fog. Walking the trails through the Giant Forest among the most massive trees on earth in the ethereal mist and the snow was like being in a dream and reminds me of humankind’s minuteness yet powerful influence over the fate of these timeless organisms.”