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a man next to the famous Wanaka tree
October 23, 2015

The Upshot

Alexandre Gendron, who submitted this photo, was at Lake Wanaka in New Zealand capturing images of this well-photographed lone tree when he soon found his inspiration flagging. The solution? Get higher. “I [had taken] too many photographs of this tree,” Gendron says, “[but my friend] suggested I climb a tree to take a photo … from another point of view. It was a brilliant idea, as I’ve never seen any photograph of this tree taken from [15 feet] high.” The result? “Here is the final picture. It’s all about changing your point of view!”

This photograph was submitted to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. Submit your best photo for a chance to win.

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Photograph by Alexandre Gendron
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