Sunlight filters through the autumn leaves of aspen trees. Populus tremuloides, aspens, have heart-shaped leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze which is why they are also called "quaking aspens." Backlit in warm sun, the tree native to North America, thrives in the higher altitude of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- The Big Open_Public Lands_National Geographic magazine and book 8/2001