Picture of the Month


maple leaves

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    


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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

Aurora Borealis, 10/2003

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