Picture of the Day

Field Horsetails

July 7, 2021   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2021-07-07
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here are field horsetails (Equisetum arvense) off the Wind River Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. From the Jurassic period, this plant is the only surviving of its kind. It is responsible for most of the world's coal deposits. This photo was taken on June 23, 2021.

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

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos