A portrait of a giant and it's familial habitat
Century old branches dance in a dense region of Pando's forest
Pando's treetops sing the sounds of calm and serenity with only the slightest hint of a breeze.
The essence of Pando are its branches, some rising as high as 82 feet and holding strong for over a century at a time.
The Colorado Plateau is a land of a thousand beauties. Clones of young Aspens bask in the glory of their elder, Pando, living just across the banks of Fish Lake.
Inside the Pando forest waves of light dance across branch clusters sweeping through the forest floor. A land filled with layers of collapsed branches that have occupied this forest for thousands of years
The many groves that surround Pando speak to the resilience of this majestic species over thousands of years regenerating and expanding with each passing season.
In the highest peaks of Fishlake national forest, passing clouds choreograph a spectacular performance illuminating both new and ancient groves with a splash of brilliance
Changing together as the crisp of fall arrives each grove sings it's own chorus with spectacular displays of color.
The peaceful calm of Fishlake hosts thousands of quaking aspen families. It is within its banks that Pando became the largest of its kind.