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December 5, 2017

Skeleton Trees

A fresh blanket of snow covers a hillside near Yosemite National Park. The charred trees are a result of forest fires brought on by extreme drought, and exacerbated by pest infestations that leave the trees dry and vulnerable. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Alex Bederov, National Geographic Your Shot

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