The horrible beauty of Mount Hood, Oregon

National Geographic's Photo of the Day is this picture of Mount Hood, Oregon, shot by Paul C. Glasser. A beautiful image of something actually quite terrible, as Glasser himself describes:

The hills were bathed in smoke from the many fires burning across Oregon. It's only after it has died and shed its needles that the stark beauty and grace of the whitebark pine's sinuous, twisting limbs is revealed.


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