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In the tundra of Alaska, autumn colors can be found close to the ground in the form of wild berries. These miniaturized plants -- no more than two to three inches high -- evolved this way to adapt to the harsh winter conditions and short growing season. This photo includes the leaves and/or berries of blueberry, bunchberry, low-bush cranberry and crowberry. Seen from far away the landscape appears covered in a carpet of brilliant red.