20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Aspen Gold

My favorite trees of all time are the aspen trees. They serve many purposes to the mountain ecosystem, but also change a brilliant shade of yellow and orange that is irresistible to photograph. It's amazing to see them spread across the mountainsides, filling the valleys with gold as the wildlife prepares for the winter months.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Estes Park, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS R
Copyright: © Nathan Wood