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The Living and the Dead

Spring comes to life amidst dying hemlock trees in the Pisgah Forest National Forest of North Carolina. The hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA)—a tiny insect is devastating many of the hemlocks of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Finalist - 2010 Chapel Hill Earth Day Photo Contest
Canon EOS 5D, f/8 @ 120 mm, 1/125, ISO 100, No Flash