Culture Art & Media Photo: Sapling Strives Among the Grown-Ups By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Michael Thomas / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day is a lesson in earnest perseverance. Behold the little tree, sprouting from a patch of green, where the other trees have made room for the sun to reach the forest floor. Photographer Michael Thomas writes of the image, "Deep in the cedar forest lives this little tree grasping at the light." It almost looks as if the elder trees are encouraging the little sapling along. Given the awareness that trees have of their neighbors, it wouldn't surprise me at all if this were the case. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group.