Monterey Cypress

Trees, Woods & Forests
Monterey Cypress by Peter Hyde

Image details - Monterey Cypress

Photographer: Peter Hyde
Competition: Competition 9
Category: Trees, Woods & Forests
Location: Point Lobos State National Reserve, California, United States


An image taken on a misty September afternoon at Point Lobos State Reserve. The tree is a dead Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) standing on a rocky outcrop along the Cypress Grove Trail.

I was particularly attracted by the orange/red coloured encrustation (an alga called Trentepohlia aurea) in combination with the deep blue water and pale-coloured rock.


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