Painted Forest

Plants & Planet
Painted Forest by Xin Zhong

Image details - Painted Forest

Photographer: Xin Zhong (see profile)
Competition: Competition 15
Category: Plants & Planet
Location: Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon, United States


The Painted Hills were in full bloom with wildflowers. This desert landscape contains a diverse assemblage of leaf fossils aged approximately 30-39 million years old called the Bridge Creek Flora, which was a prehistoric forest.


3rd place - Plants & Planet