“Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul…”
This photo of a colossal redwood tree is dedicated to Nelson Mandela – a towering figure of the modern era.
(verse, excerpt of the poem “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley)
Photo by Myra Lambino, Sequoia national forest