My Gallery Updates are about sharing photos I’ve added to the gallery section of this site. The galleries are my way of creating a visual approach to searching for hikes by having collections of photos that link to information about hiking to where each photo was taken.
This week I added a new Snags Gallery. One of my favorite blogs (Backyard Biology) recently posted a piece (Dead tree wildlife condo) describing the role that snags (dead or dying trees that are still standing) play in nature. Previously I didn’t know there was an ecological term for the many standing dead trees I photograph. Here’s a few in different contexts.
Above photo taken from the Devil’s Backbone Trail.
Above photo taken from the Islip Ridge Trail.
Above photo taken from the Mt. Hillyer Trail.
Above photo taken from the Silver Moccasin Trail near Little Pines Loop.
Above photo taken from the Pacific Crest Trail between Islip Saddle and Little Jimmy Campground.
That first pic from Devil’s Backbone is awesome. Looks like a painting.
Wow, there really is a science to everything. Nice job, Kyle.
There is so much to learn!
I didn’t know there was a word for them, either. I find myself taking a LOT of photos of them. Very cool.
They are very photogenic.
Hi, thanks for the reference, Kyle. You probably have lots of owls nesting in your snags.
Owls!, I’d love to see some.