08/22/2014 08:09 pm ET Updated Aug 22, 2014

We Can't Believe This Red Rock Canyon Tree Exists On Planet Earth

Sometimes mother nature is too good to us. Sometimes technology, specifically, the blessed invention of a camera, is good to us. When the powers of both are combined, the result occasionally takes our breath away.

Exhibit A: This stunning photo of a red rock canyon tree.

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Though it bears a striking resemblance to an alien creature, the natural oddity above is in fact a photo snapped by photographer Tao Olezeski on his first visit to Red Rock Canyon. The photo, taken earlier this month, gives the uncanny impression that the tree is actually melting into the ground below it, a sentiment those who've spent much time in Red Rock are surely familiar with.

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