Fall Colors

As green chlorophyll fades from trees and plants each autumn, other pigments color the Earth’s landscapes. Satellites take leaf-peeping to a whole new level.

Fall Colors Across Alaska
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Fall Colors Across Alaska

The colors of Alaska are those of a landscape captured between summer and fall. The northern slopes of the Brooks Range Mountains and the Arctic Coastal Plain are not yet dusted with snow, but the vegetation has the burnished look of autumn. The gray, bare rock of the mountain is exposed at high altitudes, while valleys and lower slopes are lined with green.

Published Sep 30, 2008

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Fall Colors in the Wasatch Range, Utah
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Fall Colors in the Wasatch Range, Utah

The Wasatch Range forms an impressive backdrop to the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, and it is a frequent destination for hikers, backpackers, and skiers. The range is considered to be the westernmost part of the Rocky Mountains, and rises to elevations of approximately 3,600 meters (12,000 feet) above sea level.

Published Oct 24, 2005

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