King of the World

There is a spot in the top of this tall, but dead, tree that is higher than all the surrounding trees. It is on the island that is created when the Neuse River splits just downstream of the Falls Dam in Raleigh. Herons land on this tree nub and view the entire area. I assume from up there you can see the Neuse River Greenway Trail, Falls Dam, and both sides of the Neuse River. I got this picture just as the sun was reaching the top of this tree and everything else was still in the dark, making this guy glow like he was on fire.

king of the world