Picture of the Day

Autumnal Blueberry Leaves

October 16, 2020   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-10-16
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here are Rocky Mountain blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus, aka whortleberry) leaves in autumn color. This plant is circumboreal growing not only in the Rocky Mountains but also Greenland, Europe and Asia. Tea can be made from the leaves. This photo was taken in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park on October 13, 2020.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos