Alpine Wildflowers

Marking the climax of summer, wildflowers are are nature's celebration of life, erupting like colorful fireworks out of alpine meadows. Typically blooming in July and August (in the northern hemisphere), alpine wildflowers are especially profuse following snowy winters and rainy springs when there's plenty of moisture available on the mountainsides.

Paintbrush Sunrise Panorama
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Columbine and Sneffels Sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Columbine in Lupine
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Columbine Sunset
Flat Tops, Colorado
Wetterhorn in Candyland
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Stormy Lupines
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Colorful Twilights
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Paintbrush Sunlight
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wetterhorn Sunrise Sunflowers
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Paintbrush Valley
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Columbine in the Red
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wildflowers in the Cirque of the Towers
Wind River Range, Wyoming
The Hills Are Alive
Lechtal Alps, Austria
Bachsee Sunrise Reflection
Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
Wildflowers and Bobotov Kuk
Durmitor National Park, Montenegro
Avalanche Lily Meadow
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Karwendel Sunbeam
Karwendel, Austria
Paintbrush Sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Jezerce Spires
Prokletije, Montenegro
Wetterhorn Moonflowers
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Huron Peak Wildflowers
Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Sawatch Range, Colorado
Flower in the Dew
Valbona, Albania
Hoher Dachstein Sunrise
Dachstein, Austria
Columbine Fields Forever
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Capitol Paintbrush
Elk Mountains, Colorado
San Miguel Summer Morning
Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado
Emerald Fireweed
Mount Sneffels Wilderness, Colorado
Glacier Peak Mist
Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington
Wetterhorn Morning Paintbrush
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Mears Peak Rainbow
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Paintbrush Evening
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Paintbrush Morning
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sunflower Sunlight
Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado
Lupine Sunsplash
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Warbonnet Wildflowers
Wind River Range, Wyoming
Tiger Lily
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Red Columbine
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Maglic Wildflowers
Bosnia/Montenegro
Bachsee Morning
Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
Trinity Paintbrush
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Wetterhorn Paintbrush
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Bittercress Field
Gore Range, Colorado
YGB
Flat Tops, Colorado
Potosi Peak & Lupine
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Mount Hooker Paintbrush
Wind River Range, Wyoming
Sauk Mountain Sunset
Washington Cascades
Lamoille Canyon Flowers
Ruby Mountains, Nevada
Rappensee
Allgäuer Alps, Germany
Sneffels Range Flowers
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Deer in Flowers
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Aspens and Flowers
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Lupine Daydream
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Bridge of Heaven Lupine
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Bear Grass
Glacier National Park, Montana
Sundial Flowers
Wasatch Range, Utah
Paintbrush Morning
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Weminuche Paintbrush
Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
Rio Calinca Lupines
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Ice Lakes Wildflowers
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Fibonacci Spiral
Patagonia
Sunflower Bumblebee
Lizard Head Wilderness, Colorado
Indian Paintbrush
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Coxcomb Wildflowers
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Good Morning
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Peak Lake Paintbrush
Wind River Range, Wyoming
Ogalalla Flowers
Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado
Willow Lake Wildflowers
Eagles Nest Wilderness, Gore Range, Colorado
Misurina Wildflowers
Dolomites, Italy
Globeflower Sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Purity Basin Sunflowers
Elk Mountains, Colorado
Lake Wakatipu
Queenstown, New Zealand
Matterhorn Peak Paintbrush
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
Mears Lupine
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Lupine Sunrise
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Lupine Cloudburst
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
A trail winds through a meadow full of dandelions.
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wilson Peak Dandelions
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
First Columbine
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Wetterhorn Wildflowers
Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado