Today’s photograph is courtesy of Josh, aka joshbailey@Flickr, submitted via the group pool (original image). Josh photographed this in (or near) the Holkham National Nature Reserve in Norfolk, England. I chuckled when I saw the photograph as I’d taken something similar in intent recently without having first seen Josh’s image. I’ll save sharing mine for another year, perhaps. Thank you, Josh!
Corsican pine is a variety of the (European) black pine, Pinus nigra. While the species has a distribution range including much of southern Europe and parts of Asia Minor and north Africa, variety corsicana is restricted to the island of Corsica and parts of central Italy, according to the Gymnosperm Database entry on Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii and its varieties. The always-excellent Gymnosperm Database also has a page on Pinus nigra for further reading (as does Wikipedia).
The identification of the pines in today’s photograph is courtesy of Michael F, frequent contributor to the UBC Botanical Garden Forums and commenter on BPotD.