Sunday, June 17, 2012


#4 by right2roam
#4, a photo by right2roam on Flickr.

Nature slowly overtakes an abandoned bunker at Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

I debated whether or not to post this one as it seems to clash with the rest of my photography. Or does it? So much nature photography is composed and cropped and edited to show the world at its most beautiful, in its unspoiled and pristine state. Here is a haunting example of scars left on Mother Nature's skin, and a promising glimpse of nature in the healing process.

Fort Ord Dunes State Park has a four-mile stretch of shoreline with beautiful views of Monterey Bay. It was once a U.S. Army training center for beach combat, giving critical training to hundreds of thousands of soldiers for actions in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Through a Federal Lands to Parks transfer, the dunes and beach opened to the public in 2009. Clean-up and conservation efforts continue today.

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