This photo was taken in July at just under 12,000 feet in elevation in the Weminuche Wilderness Area of Colorado.
Highland Mary Lakes Loop near Silverton, Colorado.
Canon 40D, EF 17-40mm f4 LUSM
Brian Healy Photography
Fall in the mountains of Colorado can be a spectacular. A large draw for many sightseers and tourists is the changing colors of the aspen leaves. Colors may vary from golds, to yellows, and even some reds and oranges. All the trees in a single aspen grove can be made up of one single organism covering acres and acres of ground. The trees are connected through their root system.
I wanted to share these photos of autumn aspen taken near my home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The colors reach their peak intensity near the end of September here.
For more fall foliage photography, check out my “Colorado Aspen Gallery” at http://bhealyphoto.zenfolio.com/