"Beautiful, But Deadly"
Colorado has a rich history of mining. But unfortunately, there are still so many areas where that past is coming back to haunt us. This is a tailings pond above Silverton, Colorado, USA. Heavy metals and other toxic substances abound.
Lodgepole lupine (Lupinus parviflorus) wildflowers growing beneath pine trees in the Gunnison National Forest, Cottonwood Pass, Colorado, USA. Many of the pines have been cut down by man, and others are marked for cutting.
Pine trees with flakes, placed there to repel mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae). Taken in the Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado, USA.
Firewood cut from Pine trees infested with mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae). Taken in the Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado, USA.
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