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a rural scene in the Great Smoky Mountains
April 23, 2013

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos This was taken in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains in Cades Cove on Sparks Lane in October 2012. I went to the cove in hopes of a lot of fog, a little disappointed there wasn't that much. But walking down the lane as the sun came up, the light all photographers dream about showed itself. (This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.) U.S. National Park Week is April 20-28. Download park guides in our National Parks by National Geographic app and get ready to explore. See pictures of national parks shot by our photo community » Explore great national park hikes » Get tips on photographing national parks »
Photograph by Christopher Ewing, My Shot

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