A massive wildfire throughout the area surrounding Gatlinburg, Tennessee has seriously damaged an extraordinarily beautiful area of the United States.
In response to the tragic loss of life, property, and natural resources, IU Press is highlighting the work done by The Community Fund of Middle Tennessee, which is collecting funds to support victims of the fire.
While we encourage donations to the fund, we also want to highlight the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, and to that end, we're giving readers an opportunity to win a copy of The Great Smoky Mountains: A Visual Journey by Lee Mandrell and DeeDee Niederhouse-Mandrell. Their work highlights the breathtaking vistas and natural wildlife of the Smoky Mountains, which you can see below.
Enjoy these photos and fill out the form at the bottom of this post by December 31 for a chance to win your copy of The Great Smoky Mountains: A Visual Journey.
The copyright to all the images below is held by Lee Mandrell. Used with permission.