A photograph of a dead tree, a three-limbed limber pine famously known as the Burmis Tree, fastened to a rocky ridge in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada, by steel bands, with dramatic sky overhead.

Like the ancient Champion of Mankind in Greek mythology, the famous Burmis Tree (or at least this dead semblance of its former self) is bound by iron to rock. I’m not sure if it is visited daily by hungry eagles, but I suspect quite often by crows. I amped up the drama in this photo to better reflect the title’s mythic influence.

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