The wind blows without obstruction all the way across the Pacific Ocean and then slams directly into this Juniper tree on a ridge top in the Sierra mountains. Branches only grow on the leeward side of the trunk, which provides some protection from the wind. On the windward side the bark has been scoured away by centuries of wind borne snow and ice crystals. What unimaginable strength.
This Donner Lake, Donner Summit photo is available to buy as a canvas print, metal print or stock photo.