Lowlying plants grow where a forest fire has cleared the forest floor of debris

Lowlying plants grow where a forest fire has cleared the forest floor of debris, allowing seeds of small shrubs and trees to take root.  The charred and burnt trees remain behind, some of them still alive in spite of their blackened appearance. Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 23262
Lowlying plants grow where a forest fire has cleared the forest floor of debris, allowing seeds of small shrubs and trees to take root. The charred and burnt trees remain behind, some of them still alive in spite of their blackened appearance. Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Location: Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California
Image ID: 23262
Format: Digital 1.68:1
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