Bradley D. Saum

Bradley D. Saum

Author of Black Elk Peak and Clingmans Dome Revealed, Bradley Saum is living and traveling full time in his RV pursuing his passion of photography.
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Fence surrounds young seedling Chestnut Trees. The American Chestnut Trees resistant to blight were planted at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.
Poison ivy is a climbing plant frequently seen attached to trees. It is identified with three leaves and causes allergic reactions. Green leaves pictured against tree bark for easy identification.
Two bridges crossing the Mississippi River contrasting old and new, railroad and highway, and train and road in Vicksburg, Mississippi with the United States and State of Mississippi flag flying.
Variations in poison ivy leaves make for easy identification of the plant to avoid the allergic reactions. The green leaves are in a natural cluster on the forest floor against a rock backdrop.
A hiking trail is severely eroded as the soil washes away creating a waterfall. Water management is needed to ensure hiking trails do not cause erosion and wear away the path causing problems.
Roots are exposed after a rain when erosion washes away all the dirt along a hiking trail. The path and environment washed out as the water look the path of least resistance.
The Louisiana brown pelican soars above with wings spread against a blue sky.
Red and purple beach warning flags flying in the wind near the coast warning people of the dangers in the water.
Alligator resting on a log floating in the water against a beautiful backdrop of the surface of the water.
Green River Ferry, one of the few operating rural ferries in America, transports cars across the Green River that bisects Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
Solar panels at Mammoth Cave National Park are part of the Green Parks Plan for parks to be more sustainable and serve as models for showcasing and interpreting the best environmental practices.
Accessibly designed hiking trail in scenic, natural setting at Mammoth Cave National Park allowing people with mobility limitations to experience nature.
A young eastern hemlock tree standing in nature.
Mockernut Hickory tree bark also known as Carya tomentosa is in the hickory family. This close-up of the bark from a hickory tree that grows straight and can live 500 years.
Close-up texture of the valuable and beautiful Black Walnut Tree bark, also known as Juglans or the eastern black walnut it is a tree native to North America.
The natural texture background of the Chestnut Oak tree bark. The close-up image of the tree bark protects the Chestnut trees while it grows and produces Chestnuts.
Chain link wire mesh fence creates a cage for rocks and are used to reduce water flow and control erosion.
Storage silo elevator for grain and feed at a feed plant near farms for agricultural use against a brilliant blue sky.
Green River Ferry, one of the few operating rural ferries in America, transports cars across the Green River that bisects Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
Green River Ferry, one of the few operating rural ferries in America, transports cars across the Green River that bisects Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.

Solar panels at Mammoth Cave National Park are part of the Green Parks Plan for parks to be more sustainable and serve as models for showcasing and interpreting the best environmental practices.
Accessibly designed hiking trail in scenic, natural setting at Mammoth Cave National Park allowing people with mobility limitations to experience nature.
This natural sinkhole in Kentucky is the entrance to Dixon Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, separated by a collapse of the limestone bedrock from the historic cave entrance.
Two railroad tracks merge into one.
The face of  President Abraham Lincoln carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
Water provided by a natural spring requires appropriate treatment to provide safe drinking water to the community.
The pink and white Roseato Spoonbill sitting in a tree with the spoon shaped bill which is uniquely designed to capture small fish.
Close-up of the eyes, face, head and neck of the Great Blue Heron against slight rings in the background on the surface of the water.
Alligator resting on a log floating in the water against a beautiful backdrop of the surface of the water.
An American White Pelican floating with a reflection on the water surface. It has a unique horn on its top bill, but only during breeding season.
Close-up texture of the valuable and beautiful Black Walnut Tree bark, also known as Juglans or the eastern black walnut it is a tree native to North America.
The Shumard Oak tree bark is often found in urban areas. It is also known as Quercus shumardii, spotted, Schneck, and  swamp red oak are other names for this bark, one of the largest red oaks.
Close-up of Black Oak tree bark, known as Quercus velutina or commonly Eastern Black Oak which is in the Red Oak Tree group and found throughout eastern and central North America.
A water spring emerging from a cave and cascading down the rocks and into the ground below.  Namesake of Sinking Spring Farm where President Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky.
Chain link wire mesh fence creates a cage for rocks and are used to reduce water flow and control erosion.
Eastern hemlock tree branch with little immature pine cones.
A paved campsite pad surrounded by grass and trees accompanied by a wood picnic table and metal fire ring.
Storage silo elevator for grain and feed at a feed plant near farms for agricultural use against a brilliant blue sky.
Nineteenth century pioneer wood barn on a farm with traditional timber frame construction covered with vertical board siding.
Historical remnants of a nineteenth century stone tavern. Bell's Tavern Park City was a boom located near Mammoth Cave
catering to tourists.
This natural sinkhole in the limestone of Kentucky is the entrance to Sand Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
Nineteenth century pioneer wood barn on a farm with traditional timber frame construction covered with vertical board siding.
Historical remnants of a nineteenth century stone tavern. Bell's Tavern Park City was a boom located near Mammoth Cave
catering to tourists.
Nineteenth century pioneer wood barn on a farm with traditional timber frame construction covered with vertical board siding.
This natural sinkhole in the limestone of Kentucky is the entrance to Sand Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
This natural sinkhole in the limestone of Kentucky is the entrance to Sand Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
Cave crickets, also known as spider crickets due to the long antennae and legs are among the few inhabitants deep inside limestone caverns.
A secure camera housing protected from vandalism, tampering and weather elements providing live webcam video from mammoth Cave National Park to aid in air quality monitoring.
A secure camera housing protected from vandalism, tampering and weather elements providing live webcam video from mammoth Cave National Park to aid in air quality monitoring.
Cave passages were carved through the limestone bedrock many years ago by underground streams and today beautiful calcite stalactites and stalagmites formations decorate the underground world.
A fern plant with a tough life growing on on unlikely rock surviving and thriving against all odds surrounded by moss and lichen.
A fern plant with a tough life growing on on unlikely rock surviving and thriving against all odds surrounded by moss and lichen.
A fern plant with a tough life growing on on unlikely rock surviving and thriving against all odds surrounded by moss and lichen.
Solar panels at Mammoth Cave National Park are part of the Green Parks Plan for parks to be more sustainable and serve as models for showcasing and interpreting the best environmental practices.
This natural sinkhole in Kentucky is the entrance to Dixon Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, separated by a collapse of the limestone bedrock from the historic cave entrance.
Solar panels at Mammoth Cave National Park are part of the Green Parks Plan for parks to be more sustainable and serve as models for showcasing and interpreting the best environmental practices.
This natural sinkhole in Kentucky is the entrance to Dixon Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, separated by a collapse of the limestone bedrock from the historic cave entrance.
This natural sinkhole in Kentucky is the entrance to Dixon Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, separated by a collapse of the limestone bedrock from the historic cave entrance.
Accessibly designed hiking trail in scenic, natural setting at Mammoth Cave National Park allowing people with mobility limitations to experience nature.
This natural sinkhole in Kentucky is the entrance to Dixon Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, separated by a collapse of the limestone bedrock from the historic cave entrance.
This natural sinkhole in Kentucky is the entrance to Dixon Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, separated by a collapse of the limestone bedrock from the historic cave entrance.
Accessibly designed hiking trail in scenic, natural setting at Mammoth Cave National Park allowing people with mobility limitations to experience nature.
Known as Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac contains oil in the leaves and causes an allergic reaction resulting in a rash.
Accessibly designed hiking trail in scenic, natural setting at Mammoth Cave National Park allowing people with mobility limitations to experience nature.
An authentic vintage outhouse with the wood plank sides showing signs of aging, surrounded by pine needles and cones.
Green poison ivy in a cluster of three leaves with the typical serrated and notched appearance.
Two trash bins on wheels are on the green grass against a backdrop of trees waiting for a neighborhood garbage truck to collect the waste.
A wooden survey peg with high visibility pink flagging is used in land surveying.
Metal bands from the charred oak barrel heads stacked after bring used to age bourbon, staged for another creative use.
Three prairie dogs peering out of the safety of a hole surrounded by dirt and grass.
An authentic vintage outhouse with the wood plank sides showing signs of aging, surrounded by pine needles and cones.
The face of  President Abraham Lincoln carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
The face of  President Abraham Lincoln carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
The face of Theodore Roosevelt complete with his glasses and mustache carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
A hillside covered in snags after a wild forest fire roared through leaving nothing but char and ash in its path along with the dangerous dead tree snags that will eventually fall.
A pine tree nearly burned to the ground in a wild forest fire as all that remains is the blackened and charred stump against a backdrop of lush green grass.
A pine tree nearly burned to the ground in a wild forest fire as all that remains is the blackened and charred stump against a backdrop of lush green grass.
Even the roots have burned, leaving holes in the ground where they once held the tree firmly and provided nourishment. A pine tree and its roots burned to the ground in a wild forest fire.
A pine tree nearly burned to the ground in a wild forest fire as all that remains is the blackened and charred stump against a backdrop of lush green grass.
Even the roots have burned, leaving holes in the ground where they once held the tree firmly and provided nourishment. A pine tree and its roots burned to the ground in a wild forest fire.
A hillside covered in snags after a wild forest fire roared through leaving nothing but char and ash in its path along with the dangerous dead tree snags that will eventually fall.
A cluster of pine trees remain standing, but burned as a wild forest fire passed through charring the trees and allowing the surrounding lush green grass to rebound.
Even the roots have burned, leaving holes in the ground where they once held the tree firmly and provided nourishment. A pine tree and its roots burned to the ground in a wild forest fire.
Even the roots have burned, leaving holes in the ground where they once held the tree firmly and provided nourishment. A pine tree and its roots burned to the ground in a wild forest fire.
A pine tree nearly burned to the ground in a wild forest fire as all that remains is the blackened and charred stump against a backdrop of lush green grass.
A hillside covered in snags after a wild forest fire roared through leaving nothing but char and ash in its path along with the dangerous dead tree snags that will eventually fall.
Chain link wire mesh fence creates a cage for rocks and are used to reduce water flow and control erosion.
Chain link wire mesh fence creates a cage for rocks and are used to reduce water flow and control erosion.
Green and red poison ivy in clusters of three leaves with the typical serrated and notched appearance.
Beautiful winter scene with a rural country road recently plowed clear of snow with frosty trees along both sides.
A walking path with a park bench and stone wall adjacent to the shore of a frozen pond.
A grey owl juniper tree branch with a blue berry.
Flowering dogwood branch with winter bud.
Flowering dogwood branch with winter bud.
A fallen tree limb frozen in thin ice covering a pond along the shoreline.
Thin ice covering a pond along the shoreline with green trees.
Water provided by a natural spring requires appropriate treatment to provide safe drinking water to the community.
Heavy duty metal nuts and bolt holding steel structure together in a natural remote setting.
A water spring emerging from a cave and cascading down the rocks and into the ground below.  Namesake of Sinking Spring Farm where President Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky.
As the river rounds a bend, a wide rock outcropping creates a cascading waterfall as the river drops into the churning pool below.
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