Picture of the Day

Aspen Bark

November 15, 2020   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-11-15
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is the bark of a quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) tree in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park. The bark of the aspen is photosynthetic and has gas exchange pores like the stomata on leaves. The inner bark is used as food by animals and people. This picture was taken on November 6, 2020.

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

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos