Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

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There is no better place to get lost in the details than out in the real world. The details of the natural world will never cease to amaze you, if you only stop to observe them. This shot was taken on Catalina Island in the early morning.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

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2012 Matthew Branch – From The Ashes

While working as a wild land firefighter I came across a bunch of small purple wildflowers high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains while on assignment. The forest around them was devastated. These flowers alone survived the heat of the fire because they were so small and close to the ground. I found them growing in small patches, completely surrounded by ash. In a totally burnt and barren landscape, they were truly unique.