An Autumn Afternoon
Photo and caption by Angela Sundstrom
Understated and often overlooked, West Virginia offers natural beauty rivaling that of America's most treasured destinations. Whether an awe-inspiring mountain peak or simple rhododendron bloom, Mother Nature had no shortage of inspiration when it came to the Mountain State. This photo was taken at Hawk's Nest State Park in Fayette County. Autumn offers brilliant shades of crimson, gold and orange attracting many an observer, including the wildlife. Birds are usually quite shy, but not this swan. He reveled in the attention, posing for the camera with a twinkle in his eye.
Location: Hawk's Nest State Park, Fayette County, West Virginia, United States