Picture of the Month
Vine Maples and Cascade, Siskiyou Mountains, OR May 2005
On a recent assignment for the World Wildlife Fund, I spent a week in the Klamath/Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon and northern California. These ancient mountains represent a biological crossroads, and possess some of the greatest botanical diversity in North America.
I was near Grants Pass, photographing spring wildflowers, when I stumbled onto this scene of a vine maple tree spreading its new leaves over tiny Limpey Creek. I was taken by the contrast of patterns between the saw-toothed leaves and the flowing water underneath.
To see some additional Siskiyou images, click on Siskiyous.
Camera : Nikon D2X Digital, 12-24mm DX lens
Life, Color, Drama, Reality .... No Digital Manipulation
Review a previous Picture of the Month:
Humpback Whales, 4/2005
Christo GATES , 3/2005
Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005
Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005
Nesting Turtle, 12/2004
Autumn Berries, 10/2004
Costa Rica, 3/2004
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