This panoramic image was composed out of 13 individual 30 second frames from a Nikon D7000 with a Tamron 10-24mm, at 10mm with f/3.5 ISO 1250 and then stiched together on Photoshop Elements 9.

Taken at Panorama Vista, one of the stops on the Talimena National Drive.

The route is 54-mile long along the crests of forested peaks between Mena, Arkansas, and Talihina, Oklahoma, in the Ouachita Mountains.

The word Ouachita is composed of two Choctaw words: ouac, a buffalo, and chito, large. It means the country of large buffaloes, as numerous herds of those animals having formerly covered the region.

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