Oriol Alamany - Mediterranean Pine in a snowstorm
After a year working in a book about Collserola Natural Park, a small protected area close to my home in Barcelona, the pictures selection was fineshed. But the publisher and I were waiting for a winter snowfall, not frequent in that Mediterranean area, to add variety to the book. 2011-2012 winter has been very warm in Spain, but on the first days of February a Siberian airflow crossed all Europe arriving at Barcelona carrying snow and extreme cold. I went to the park in the middle of the snowfall and was attracted by this Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis), not used to the snow and the freezing temperatures, and who seems contorted struggling with the storm.
Location: Collserola Natural Park, Barcelona
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