Surviving on the edge is an art that some living things have mastered at an amazing level. This tree lives on the edge of Bryce Canyon, and it probably has seen it all. Rain, snow, thunderstorms, mudslides and grazing animals – everything had worked to do away with it. Yet it clings to life, standing up on its exposed roots, as if issuing a challenge to everything around it.
The only thought I had when I took pictures of this surviver was, please, don’t let a human, the “king of nature”, cut you down. That is probably the only evil force you have no defense from.