17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Old Man of the Mountain

The Alpine Sunflower (a.k.a Old Man of the Mountain) is widespread in the Colorado mountains. The flowers have the peculiarity of always facing east. By August the persistent strong winds in the Alpine life zone will give them a worn appearance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Winter Park, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Martin Meyer