This Striking Fall Foliage Footage Isn’t Photoshopped–It’s Real And It’s In Utah

Fall is in full-swing, and we all know what that means: pumpkin spice lattes, cozy oversized sweaters, and falling leaves.

Most leaves turn a familiar orange-red hue, but the trees in Utah’s Ogden Valley are different and especially gorgeous, as the leaves turn to lush greens, soft lilacs, dark purples, and bright, brilliant magentas.

Videographer Justin McFarland captured the fall footage using a drone:

Ready to book a plane ticket, and celebrate a scenic, festive fall in Utah? Yeah, same. 

People are stunned at the beautiful, unexpected colors of the season:

And who wouldn’t be? We’re talking about lavender leaves here!

Some are also using this as a reminder and a reason to be eco-conscious and save our planet:

What tree does turn purple in the fall?

Black Tupelo, Sourwood, Sassafras, and Sweetgum are a few types of trees that can produce purple leaves.

Ones from The Lorax, perhaps?

Truffula trees did, in fact, turn purple in the 2012 movie. Perhaps the Lorax now resides in Utah?

Others are comparing the vasty variety of colors to a bowl of cereal:

Note that the trees, unlike cereal, are not edible. But still beautiful nonetheless!

Regardless, the foliage here is breathtaking, and certainly a trip worth taking for nature and fall fanatics, alike:

Utah, anyone? 

H / T – Mashable, Thrillist, Arbor Day Foundation