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. 😉
A mountain goat surveys its domain from atop Mount Evans, Colorado this morning.
It was facing into the morning sun while standing on the remains of the Crest House, an old restaurant at the 14,265 foot summit that burned down in 1979 and was never rebuilt.
This Mountain Goat was pretty interested in me this morning atop 14,265 foot high Mount Evans, Colorado.
We arrived right before dawn and were greeted by 40° temperatures and 40 mph winds. It was well worth it though. A gorgeous sunrise, the view from up high, the mountain goats and marmots were all prime features.
It takes a lot of luck to capture these fast-movers in flight, let alone in a pose like this. This Rufous Hummingbird in Colorado State Forest State Park was kind enough to give me a chance for some nice shots. The low, bright evening sun allowed me to use a high shutter speed (1/3200) to help freeze the action.
Military pilots initiate sessions of head-to-head aerial combat training with that simple phrase. It seems appropriate for this picture of two hummingbirds who are about to begin a duel over who maintains control of a local area.
Captured Sunday in Pike National Forest (Colorado), these two went at it dodging and darting with each trying to gain the upper hand and drive the other off. Lots of fun to watch, very hard to follow and get a picture of.
Of the dozens of hummingbirds from this past week in Colorado State Forest State Park, this guy was the most elusive. He was clearly a master of the ‘dine and dash’ routine as he would come in to the feeder for a quick snack and head out just as fast. I managed just a few shots of the colorful fellow.