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Machine Falls

One way Tennesseans are protecting the natural heritage of our state is through the Natural Areas Program, designed to provide long term protection for Tennessee’s rare, threatened, and endangered plant and animal life. Since the program’s creation in 1971, the General Assembly has designated 82 natural areas across the state, most of which are open to the public. One of those is the Short Springs Natural Area in Coffee County, just outside of Tullahoma.

Recently, Wild Side Guide Ken Tucker teamed up with nature photographer Byron Jorjorian for a photographic exploration of one of Short Springs’ main attractions, Machine Falls. While the falls may not be the biggest or tallest, Ken and Byron find that it’s true beauty is most often revealed in the tiniest of drops when you’re “looking through the glass.”

Of course the best way to experience Machine Falls is to go there. To learn more about the the falls and how to get there, visit here.

Byron Jorjorian has spent a lifetime exploring and sharing nature through his fine art photography. His credits include such notable publications as National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer and Time Magazine. Of course we love heading out on photographic safaris with Byron, and then sharing what we find with you. Here is another trip we made to Short Springs with him, this time to photograph the many spring ephemeral wildflowers that grow in the area.

From show 2602.

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