Picture of the Day

Blue Spruce Cone

December 7, 2021   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2021-12-07
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

We found this cone lying on the Cow Creek Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. A blue spruce (Picea pungens) and an Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmanii) were about equidistant from it, but we think the cone is from the blue spruce because the cone's length was greater than 2 inches (5.1 cm). This picture was taken on November 15, 2021.

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

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos