August 21, 2011

Viburnum Leaf

Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

The palette of the Adirondack forest shifts with the seasons. In the delicate tracery of a viburnum leaf, summer’s green gives way to autumn’s red as chlorophyll fades and underlying pigments emerge.

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