Photo of the Day Contest
Twisted Aspen Trees by Tad Bowman
Thursday, 15th November 2012

Twisted Aspen Trees

by Tad Bowman

This Colorado photo depicts unique twisted aspen trees surrounded by colorful fall foliage in the San Juan National Forest. I was lucky to be given a tip about this area. I just wish that I had more time to photograph the area and get different angles.
Equipment: Canon 5d Mark III, 70-200mm Lens
Tad Bowman
My main interest is in mountain landscape photography. I reside in Colorado. Therefore the majority of my photos are focused on that location. My work is highly concentrated on Colorado mountain photos along with the surrounding landscape. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the Colorado fall foliage with gold and yellow aspen trees and rust colored scrub oak.

Twisted Aspen Trees by Tad Bowman was photo of the day on Thursday, 15th November 2012. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.



15th November 2012 at 1:38 am

i dig them!, but man are they snakey looking! Cool pic!

Pamela Fontaine

15th November 2012 at 1:57 am


Judi Gedcke

15th November 2012 at 9:01 am

Great tip you got!
They are so different/weird!
I wonder what made them grow that way?


15th November 2012 at 2:10 pm

Wow, they’ve got a real snake-like appearance!!

Martin Udi?

15th November 2012 at 2:27 pm

Nothing exceptional, this is due to landslide.
This is a common phenomenon in Slovakia.


15th November 2012 at 2:41 pm

Awesome trees and photo, have never seen bent aspens.

15th November 2012 at 2:43 pm

Bent birch starting to hit … the light… as usual some trees do, I suppose. Well done Tad.


15th November 2012 at 3:30 pm

Wow, the compostion – colours reminds one of a painting, wonderful to the eye

15th November 2012 at 4:22 pm


mary blankenship

15th November 2012 at 4:27 pm

So cool. The colors are beautiful.

15th November 2012 at 4:55 pm

Just beautiful!

Anne Egli

15th November 2012 at 5:42 pm

Colorado is my favorite state and I’d love to live there, but that doesn’t seem like it will ever be. So we visit there when we can, and now I can look on your web site and enjoy it through your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing, your photos bring back many happy memories of your mountains.

15th November 2012 at 6:04 pm

How cool is that! Great find and beautifully shot.

15th November 2012 at 6:22 pm

Thanks everyone. I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my photo

15th November 2012 at 6:58 pm

Wonderful image Tad – so unique!

15th November 2012 at 8:04 pm

Awesome. Different and very beautiful. Congrats!

15th November 2012 at 9:02 pm

I have never seen anything like that.


15th November 2012 at 11:47 pm

very cool, and very beautiful photo. My guess is they are a result of a landslide when the stand was just a bunch of young saplings. Soil below the trees probably slumped away, the trees fell over but were still rooted so as they grew, the new growth went upward. maybe. if so, it is the perfect clue for an example of small landslides in the area’s past.

17th November 2012 at 2:17 am

I’ve seen and photographed lots of aspens, but I’ve never seen aspens like these–very unique!

17th November 2012 at 11:05 am

Beautiful; I love the shapes and the colours.


17th November 2012 at 9:27 pm

Love the colors! Your time was well spent! Thanks for sharing.

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