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October 30, 2013

Autumn around the world 2013

Photographers around the planet captured the changing colors and dramatic light that signify the movement of animals and the start of colder temperatures for many parts of the world. -Leanne Burden Seidel ( 30 photos total)

A girl shakes a young tree to make the yellow leaves fall in a park among seasonal colored trees on an autumn day in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, Oct. 14. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press)

The sun shines through the cloudy sky behind a tree with autumnal leaves in Cologne, Germany, Oct. 29. (Oliver Berg/EPA) #

A Red Grouse stands in the heather at sunrise near Goathland in the North Yorkshire Moors on Sept. 26, in Pickering, England. More seasonal Autumnal weather is returning to much of the UK after a late spell of warmer than average temperatures. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #

People stop on a bridge over the river Garry to view the autumn scene near Killiecrankie, Scotland Oct. 28. (Russell Cheyne/Reuters) #

Morning fog covers the downtown as a landscaper rakes the grass on top of the Vancouver Convention Centre's living roof in Vancouver, British Columbia Oct. 17. The plants and grass are trimmed every autumn at the end of the growing season. (Andy Clark/Reuters) #

Early morning sunshine lights autumn leaves on Oct. 24, in London, England. Fine weather is expected in parts of the United Kingdom on Oct. 24. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) #

A street musician plays during a warm autumn day in central Prague, Czech Republic, Oct. 28. (Filip Singer/EPA) #

Autumn sun lights broadleafs in the hamlet Guscha over the village of Maienfeld in the Canton of Grisons, eastern Switzerland, Oct. 19. (Arno Balzarini/EPA) #

A hummingbird takes flight at Holly Springs, Miss. during The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center Hummingbird Migration Celebration. (Karen Pulfer Focht/Associated Press/The Commercial Appeal) #

Fog obscures the lagoon of Messolongi, in western Greece, on Oct. 14, as fishing boats are anchored along the boardwalk. Autumn fogs are a common occurrence in this part of the country. (Dimitri Messinis/Associated Press) #

A monarch butterfly lands on a confetti lantana plant, Oct. 21, in San Antonio, Texas. The numbers of monarch butterflies that migrate from Mexico continued to fall this year due to severe drought in Texas and other states in the Southwest. (Eric Gay/Associated Press) #

Tourists visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall in late autumn Beijing Oct. 19. (China Stringer Network/Reuters) #

A flock of Common Cranes fly towards their night roost near the village of Linum on Oct. 19. The area north of Berlin has become the biggest staging point for migrating cranes in central Europe where up to 80,000 cranes roost for several weeks on their way from their breeding grounds in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe or Russia to their wintering grounds in Western Spain. (Thomas Krumenacker/Reuters) #

Dark clouds cover an autumnally colored forest near Goettingen, Germany, on Oct. 28. (Swen Pfoertner/EPA) #

A young brown bear hunts a salmon running on a river in Shiretoko on Japan's northeastern island of Hokkaido, Oct. 2, in preparation for hibernation in winter. (Kimimasa Mayama/EPA) #

A woman walks through the forest during an autumn day in the village of Tovariste near Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Oct. 12. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) #

A cat chases a leaf on a pavement on a sunny autumn day in Belgrade, Serbia, Oct. 29. (Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press) #

Autumn fog floats above the landscape after sunrise near Nagykanizsa, 208 kilometers southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 26. (Gyorgy Varga/EPA) #

Hoar frost covers a spiders web near the Przemysl, south-east Poland, Oct. 5. (Darek Delmanowicz/EPA) #

People are reflected in water as they cross a bridge in a park on a sunny autumn day in Moscow, Oct. 12. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters) #

An autumn leaf floats beneath the water surface of the lake at St James's Park in London on Oct. 27. (Luke Macgregor/Reuters) #

A girl walks past mushrooms in the forest during a warm autumn day in the village of Mavrovo, Macedonia on Oct. 23. (Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters) #

The sun highlights colorful Aspen trees as it shines through the clouds during a snowstorm on Oct. 4. (Andrew Taylor/Vail Resorts, via Associated Press) #

A stag deer forages amongst the autumnal bracken at the National Trust's Dunham Massey park on Oct. 24, in Altrincham, United Kingdom. The mild weather in the United Kingdom has delayed Autumn by up to two weeks according to statistics by The Woodland Trust. As cooler temperatures arrive the UK is beginning to glow with Autumn colours. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) #

Red spider lilies in full bloom grow at the Kinchakuda park in Hidaka, Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 27. Red spider lilies, or Higanbana, mark the end of summer and the entry in autumn with its cooler days. (Franck Robichon/EPA) #

A girl carries a bouquet of leaves during a warm autumn day in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Oct. 21. (Yurko Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images) #

Wild geese fly over an autumn colored field in the Oderbruch near Sachsendorf, Germany on Oct. 24. The birds are storing up energy on food for their migration south for the winter. (Patrick Pleul/EPA) #

A woman takes photos of ginkgo leaves in Beijing on Oct. 24. Autumn has arrived in the city bringing with it the peak tourist season and tens of thousands of cashed up domestic tourists. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images) #

A squirrel eats a nut among a pile of autumn leaves at St James's Park in London on Oct. 27. (Luke Macgregor/Reuters) #

Trees with autumn colored leaves reflect in the water of the Trepliner See lake near Treplin, eastern Germany, on Oct. 8. (Patrick Pleul/DPA via AFP/Getty Images) #