I was taking pictures of the fascinating trails left by insects that had burrowed into a fallen tree when a little visitor came into the picture. He refused to stay still and pose so I only got one shot of him. 😉 Taken in Pike National Forest, Colorado.
This gnarly tree and those behind it are the few left standing in one spot along the East Entrance road to Yellowstone National Park. Black and white helps to add some drama to the image.
Wildfires have at different times scorched much of the land in the park (most notably in 1988) and these trees served as a reminder of the devastation they leave in their wake. However, fires are an important part of the life cycle of a forest helping to renew the ecosystem.
S T R E T C H! A bald eagle stretches its wings in Longmont, Colorado in May 2014. It’s been a little while since I posted a picture of my favorite subject. These guys are kind of scarce this time of year in the Centennial State and I am going through withdrawals. Very much looking forward to their return this winter.
A marmot’s bad hair day. It could be because it just woke up or perhaps the 40mph winds and 40 degree temperatures had something to do with it. Taken this past Sunday on Mount Evans, Colorado.
Yellow-bellied marmots live at high altitudes across western North America – in this case, in a rock field above 14,000 feet.
This kid is king of the mountain. At least it looks that way. Taken from the top of Mount Evans, Colorado, this Mountain Goat kid seemed pretty proud of itself for being taller than 14,000 feet. 😉
Taken on August 11, 2014 on top of Montgomery Pass in Colorado State Forest State Park. This little guy was most intrigued by the presence of visitors on its mountain.
Taken on top of Mount Evans, Colorado this past Sunday morning. We weathered 40° temperatures with 40 mph winds as the sun rose – it was SO worth it!
Mount Evans is the 12th tallest of 53 ‘fourteeners’ in the Centennial State. Did you know Colorado has the majority of peaks in the contiguous United States over 14,000 feet?
Taken on Mount Evans (Colorado) yesterday morning when the temperature was 40° and the wind howling at 40 mph. This little guy seemed pretty happy to have the sun out.
Sometimes called a ‘rock chuck,’ the yellow-bellied marmots are actually part of the squirrel family.
Taken yesterday, August 18, 2014, atop Colorado’s 14,265 foot Mount Evans right as the sun was coming up. The resident Mountain Goat herd provided some outstanding #photo opportunities, some of which were pretty amusing.
Clearly this one was showing what it thought about having its picture taken. 😉