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On a high mountain pass road through a forest’s near perfect silence, these aspens of fall are singing their song.

Aspen is one of Colorado’s extensive forest types, covering 5 million acres or 21 percent of the state’s forested land. The aspen is Colorado’s only widespread, native, deciduous tree and can be found from 6,900 to 10,500 feet in elevation, particularly on the West Slope. (Source: Colorado State Forest Service at CSU)

Ouray County Road 8 / Forest Service Road 858
Uncompahgre National Forest
Near Owl Creek Pass (elevation 10,114 feet)
San Juan Mountains
United States

The photo was made using a Canon EOS-1V body, an EF 35mm f/1.4L lens, and Fuji Velvia 100 film.


  • Ellanita
    Ellanita11 months ago

    Lovely Eric…..

  • Thanks, Ellanita, I’m happy you like this one!

    – Eric Glaser

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon11 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Hi Ann, thank you.

    – Eric Glaser

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moro11 months ago

    21st Nov

  • Thank you, Maria.

    – Eric Glaser

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...6 months ago


    4 days left to get your entries in our Colourful Trees challenge!!

  • I’m pleased you like this one, Vicki, thank you!

    – Eric Glaser

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