Nurse Log at the Hoh

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You wouldn’t think sun would be a problem in a rainforest, would you?  The day we went to the Hoh rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, it was a beautiful spring day.  It would have been the perfect day for everything – except rain forest photos.  Regardless, I still like this shot – it seems like it’s straight out of “Lord of the Rings meets the Matrix”.

What you are looking at is a nurse log.  When a cedar falls, it sprouts many other new cedars that grow in a perfect line down the length of the trunk.  This is a case where several sprouts have grown into full trees.

Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Tamron 17-50 @ 34mm  ISO 400, f/4.5, 1/50 sec.

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