Waimea Bay Beast
Michael Ryan, California
When I came across this stunning oak tree during a hike in my hometown of Petaluma, California, I imagined how this scene would look under the influence of early morning fog. I waited two months for optimal conditions and, to my delight, the end result far exceeded my expectations.
Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35mm, 2 secs, f/16, ISO100, Hoya UV filter