Bigger is not always better. A beautiful sunrise can be an incredible sight, but sometimes the most powerful messages come from places that you don’t expect. Along the Centennial Ridges Trail in Algonquin Park there is always a lot of new growth. The eternal struggle of the young upstarts against the established old guard is always fascinating; but this little leaf growing out from between a different group really caught my eye. Sometimes it really pays to be persistent.

f/5.6 1/60 sec 300mm