mcampi PRO
mcampi

Red Snow Plants

Snow Plants are a free-thinking radical wildflower-type plant, as they do not live by photosynthesis like green plants do. Instead, they have a symbiotic relati...
Read more

Snow Plants are a free-thinking radical wildflower-type plant, as they do not live by photosynthesis like green plants do. Instead, they have a symbiotic relationship with underground fungi. They love humus-rich, shady areas of mountain forests. Normally they grow from 4,000 - 9,000 feet. These were at 7,200 feet near Mills Peak in the Sierra Navada Range of California.
Read less

Views

600

Likes

Awards

People's Choice in Mushrooms and Fungi - Macros Photo Challenge
People's Choice in The Color Red in Nature Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Forest Fungi Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Forest Floor Photo Challenge
  View more
Peer Award
Bassariscus Honar rushewallace p_eileenbaltz DarkWildWaters rohitsrivastava0531 lindathomasBAhons +20
Superb Composition
JayneBug larryollivier NoelSalisid NevilleJeffries erickgarza CURUTCHET KayBrewer +7
Absolute Masterpiece
Svenergy72 Akire eelcovanroden beckyreding italeroux trune66 JoyceDickens +6
Top Choice
cometolifephotography thatunicorngal Melsannb PeriHoke_slrchick AnneDphotography shearshank NanaSue54 +3
Magnificent Capture
lizziemellis nina050 Capture-Life MarciPotts mjhousto trainwoman
All Star
tetvet randalpair Stellasview gymmybob estercastillo08
Outstanding Creativity
LifeForcePhotography ericakinsella Rustybucket8472
Superior Skill
Bdubois

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Shades Of Purple ProjectTop 30 class
Shades Of Purple ProjectTop 20 class week 1
The Pink Color Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Pink Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Red Color In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Color Purple Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1

Categories


29 Comments | Report
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman July 17, 2016
Now this is my kind of photo..............WEEDS..........WOWZA
I think this is fantastic in spite of the previous stupidity I wrote
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 17, 2016
Omg i see these all the time up in OUR mountains..i figured it was jus the aliens lol シ
sheri_wright_9941 Premium
 
sheri_wright_9941 July 17, 2016
This is one of the coolest plants I've seen in quite some time. Excellent capture
mjhousto
 
mjhousto July 18, 2016
Gorgeous shot, Mark! This is awesome. I like the streaky look of the bokeh here. May I ask what lens you used to shoot this?
AnitaHogue PRO+
 
AnitaHogue July 18, 2016
Such a cool find and capture!
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature July 19, 2016
Great colour Pop , Fantastic Capture
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman July 20, 2016
Just amazing. I have never seen such a stunning plant before.
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life July 23, 2016
they're SOOO purty !! i LOVE the mountains.. sooo many unique plants! I love findin' them all in the mountains!! :):)
mcampi PRO
mcampi July 23, 2016
I think I missed wildflower peak this year. I hope there are still some on my next trip back to the Sierras
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 27, 2016
An interesting find!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt July 31, 2016
wow, thanks for the info - they are really so beautiful.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 August 04, 2016
They are so gorgeous, but no one can figure out what they DO.....great capture!
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 August 08, 2016
Beautiful!! :)
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 20, 2016
these are incredible - reading your write-up, I think they're alien plants.....woo woo
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis September 08, 2016
Wow! First time I have seen these.thanks for sharing:-)
PeriHoke_slrchick PRO+
 
PeriHoke_slrchick February 03, 2017
These are the coolest plants! I saw my first ones in the Sierra as well. Got home and had to look up these funny things. Love this shot of them!
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden February 06, 2017
Congratulations on your wonderful People's Choice Challenge Win!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 February 08, 2017
Congratulations Mark, Peoples Choice in Forest Floor Photo Challenge
Akire
 
Akire September 19, 2017
Beautiful!
lindathomasBAhons Premium
 
lindathomasBAhons October 15, 2018
got to love nature - great image
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden October 29, 2018
Again my congratulations!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 05, 2018
Congrats !! Won People Choice in Forest Funghi Photo Challenge
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz Apr 11
Nice work! Congratulations on another People's Choice Win.
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug Apr 11
Very cool plants and love the detailed description. Congratulations on your wonderful color popping image and award winning capture!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet Apr 11
good shot, like the colors
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet Apr 11
good shot, like the colors
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet Apr 11
good shot, like the colors
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet Apr 11
good shot, like the colors
LifeForcePhotography PRO+
 
Congratulations on your challenge award, Mark!
LifeForcePhotography PRO+
 
Wow, I've never seen any like this before, but thanks to you, now I have. Congratulations on your challenge award, Mark! :)

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all