An old windswept tree at Seal Rock on the Oregon coast, barely hanging onto the cliffside and to life. Much of the fragile ground has already crumbled away beneath its roots, leaving them exposed, but its remaining roots still help hold the ground in place.
I usually think of lighthouses as being tall but perhaps the diminutive Heceta Head Light didn’t need to be as it sits high upon the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. There isn’t much room between the lighthouse and those cliffs, so photographing it while next to it doesn’t yield the most flattering angle, but it does emphasize the short stature of this beacon of light. You can also see it from both the trail and the beach, and I did mean to photograph it when I got down to the beach near sunset, but the tide was out and I got distracted by tide pools.