Burnt Trees, Yellowstone

Photograph by Chaoying Zhao

At sunset, peaceful burnt woods just surround you quietly. Together with your heart beating, you can feel the smooth breeze and hear the sounds of emerging exuberance underneath. The perfect ending is in the endless. The picture was taken in Yellowstone National Park.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest .)

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