This boulder is situated in the middle of the river surrounded by fallen leaves of autumn, moss and grasses. This is the Goldstream River in the rainforest of Goldstream Provincial Park, which is located near Victoria, a city located in Southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
The Goldstream River is surrounded by trees on either side so that when autumn comes and the leaves all start to fall from the trees, the river becomes almost a blanket of leaves as they fall there first before making their way downstream. This is also a very shallow part of the stream as the stones on the bottom can clearly be seen, and the boulder that some of the leaves are caught on is just slightly submerged. The constant current of the stream however, keep the boulder wet; a perfect environment for moss to grow.
The Goldstream River used to be named as Gold Stream, as it was a popular site in the Gold Rush in the 1860s. GoldStream River flows through GoldStream Provincial Park before eventually reaching Gold Stream Falls, so all these leaves that are located on the top of the stream now will eventually disappear over the falls and be lost in the torrent of rushing water below.
Boulder with a tuft of moss and golden leaves during fall in the Goldstream River in the rainforest of Goldstream Provincial Park, Victoria, Southern Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/10.0, exposure time of 32/10 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 21mm.
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