Picture of the Day

Male Cones of Ponderosa Pine

June 13, 2022   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2022-06-13
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here are male cones of a ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) tree in the Lefthand OHV area of Boulder County, Colorado, as photographed on June 2, 2022. This species of tree lives to about 600 years here on the Colorado Front Range. It produces cones from the age of 7 to 350 years.

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

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos