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a lone tree on a pillar of rock, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
June 27, 2015

Tree Top

A lone tree grows on a pillar of quartz and sandstone in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There are more than 3,000 such peaks in the Hunan Province park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its diverse landscape—dense forest, gullies, cliffs, and valleys—shelter macaque and rhesus monkeys, pangolins, and Chinese giant salamanders, as well as rare birds and trees. This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition.
Photograph by Kat Lawrence, National Geographic Your Shot

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