Fall is here and the leaves are beginning to turn, with trees taking on golden, amber and scarlet hues. Feast your eyes on all the seasonal beauty that autumn has to offer with our gallery of fall foliage images.
Amber leaves are scattered over the emerald moss of Stock Ghyll, a tributary of the River Rothay in the English Lake District.
In the above photo, the fallen bright yellow leaves that herald autumn mix with the vivid green grass left over from summer.
This scenic route showcases the pumpkin-orange hues of fall foliage.
This picturesque shot captured the colorful landscape surrounding the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.
Plum-colored leaves litter the ground at Peneda-Geres National Park, which is located in the northwest of Portugal and is the only national park in the country.
The foliage of Hocking Hills is so breathtaking the fall time that it's known as Southeastern Ohio's Scenic Wonderland.
In the above photo, the sun shines through the caramel-colored leaves of trees surrounding a flowing country creek.
This serene shot shows fog drifting over a remote pond's surface, with the vivid colors of the surrounding hills reflecting in its waters.
The leaves of staghorn sumac trees gradually turn a brilliant red as cool autumn temperatures creep in.
The above tree is the first to start changing its colors to an apple-red in this English garden.
Yellow, green, orange and coral foliage line this lively forest path in Minnesota.
Warm sunshine plays on the turning leaves of a young tree in this rural scene.
Plumas County, located in Sierra Nevada Calif., boasts plenty of fall flavor. From the low-growing Indian rhubarb to the mighty English maples, the plants in this region get ready for the winter with a cornucopia of colors.
The flashy autumn colors of the New Jersey landscape rival the rainbow hues of an overhead hot air balloon. Peak leaf viewing time in Northwest New Jersey usually occurs during the first two weeks of October.
Canada's Prince Edward Island has breath-taking fall foliage, with some of its best views showcased along a series of back country drives knows as the Scenic Heritage Roads. These remote roads are made of red clay that matches the leaves' hues, and trees often meet over the throughways, creating a tunnel of autumn color.
This gorgeous view was captured toward the southern end of Route 17, near Rumford, Maine. Located in the Rangeley region of the state's western edge, the trees in this area generally peak around the first week of October.
The above photo, snapped during early October in Minnesota, captures colorful fall foliage along the side of a mountain, with several evergreen trees peeking through the saffron leaves.
The above photo shows a picturesque mix of coral, chartreuse, peach, pale yellow and crimson leaves.
The trees lining this peaceful path have almost all turned a deep ginger hue, save for a few stubborn green trees that are still holding out for autumn.
This spectacular shot from atop a mountainside shows rich fall foliage creeping in along the edges of a forest, showing signs that autumn is approaching.
Built in 1903, the world-famous Butchart Gardens, located in Brentwood Bay in British Columbia, Canada, boasts lavish floral display gardens and a wide array of trees. Shown above is the treasured estate's Japanese garden.
Japanese maple trees turn bright cherry red a darker wine color when autumn rolls around. Trees get their crimson hue from a pigment called anthocyanin, the same nutritious pigment that lends red cabbage its intense color. Maples produce anthocyanin during autumn to serve as a kind of antioxidant for the trees.
The above idyllic forest scene shows the bright contrast between various plants' changing leaves.
On a cool late-autumn morning, a few color-saturated leaves remain alongside bare branches.
Taken in late autumn, this stunning photo shows the warm hues of fall against an azure sky.
This view from a terrace highlights the coral and canary yellow colors of trees and shrubbery in Kyoto, Japan.
A view of autumn treetops, with various types of trees each changing their own unique shade of fall thanks to the breakdown of chlorophyll, the pigment that lends leaves their original green color.
The above photo shows a carpet of fallen leave beneath nearly bare trees, with green grass in the background serving as a memory of summer gone by.
This magnificent view shows the multihued beauty of the Adirondacks, a mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York. In this region, the fall foliage peaks during the last two weeks of September.