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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Drop of Water

On a cloudy day in Rocky Mountain National Park, I was interested in capturing the aspens turning to gold. But, the trees did not look spectacular, so I turned my sites to the ground. There, the recently fallen aspen leaves contrasted against the dead and decaying organic debris. I especially liked the remaining green chlorophyll outlining the leaf veins.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5000
Copyright: © Alyson Palma