Photo: Maples Clamor in Color During Golden Hour

Meadow and trees turning bright orange in fall weather

Anymouse02 / Flickr

Our photo of the day is the epitome of autumn. Even though it happens year after year, every time the trees take a turn toward their vibrant autumn hues, it's always a bit surprising. Perhaps it's because the colors they create are so arresting, as can be seen in these marvelous maples photographed during the golden hour by flickr member Anymouse02. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to with "photo of the day" in the subject line.