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Photo Of The Day By Matt Purciel

Today’s Photo Of The Day is Return to Eden by Matt Purciel. Location: Oregon.

Photo By Matt Purciel

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Return to Eden” by Matt Purciel. Location: Oregon.

“While I was researching for a trip up to the Columbia River Gorge, I came across an image of this waterfall,” writes Purciel. “I was taken aback by the stark beauty as I scoured the web to find the undisclosed name and location. I found out it was off the trail and a little bit of a challenge to get to. I was able to grab the GPS coordinates, and off I went. The falls are part of the Ruckel Creek drainage, so I headed in that direction. With my iPhone and GPS, I left the trail and headed down this slope, over to the left and down into the basin. I was the only one there as I arrived at this amazing bolder and moss-draped garden. For a brief moment, it was a return to Eden.”

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Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook and Twitter. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.