From last weekend. I staked out this spot for four hours hoping to see some rumored kits. No such luck. The only thing I got were these shots right after sunrise as a thick fog settled in. Naturally, as soon as the fog cleared, the fox moved out and disappeared. Still made for some neat shots in a way.
I haven’t had much of a chance to photograph these cool guys yet this year but got a few shots this past weekend. With light snow falling and light at a premium, I managed a decent shot of this double-crested #cormorant as it took flight across the waters of a pond.
Quite a beautiful trio, eh?
One of many images I captured of the herd that hangs out northeast of Denver International Airport. I hadn’t seen them in months so was very happy to have run across them on this day late last month.
Before the arrival of western Europeans, it is believed as many as 40 million of them roamed the open rangelands of North America – possibly more than there were bison. Hunting and fragmentation of their habitat by fences and human settlements took its toll and as few as 20,000 remained at the start of the 20th century. Thankfully conservation and education saved them from ex
This past weekend I was surprised at the number of eagles I found on northeast of Denver. By now, they are usually getting pretty scarce as they head north for the summer but this year they seem to be lingering. I happened across this pair of young ones as they just couldn’t seem to get along. This sequence played out multiple times as
Sometimes you just can’t hold it long enough for your picture to be taken. Apparently I was taking too long to compose my shot as this pretty mule deer buck got tired of waiting and just had to relieve herself.
Not the greatest of weather for photography this morning here in Colorado but it did make for some neat captures. I snapped these ducks as they flew by at the Adams County Fair and Regional Park Complex during a snow squall.
It always seems out of place to find pelicans in Colorado but I am glad these guys choose to hang out here during the summer. They are a bit goofy looking but also way cool and watching them fly is just awesome. It is hard to believe a bird so big can glide so gracefully. These four were hanging out at a pond in Weld County and had a nice little island all to themselves.
An absolutely lucky visit with this gorgeous creature last weekend.
I was on my morning photo drive and passing a field when I saw a rather odd shape sitting on top of a grass-covered mound of dirt. My first instinct was to dismiss it as a prairie dog but decided to stop and zoom in on it with my lens.
Much to my surprise, among the grasses, this fox was laying down enjoying the mild morning. Of course my stopping got its attention and it quickly stood up.
I was only able to snap a few pics before it headed off to a more private location to sleep but as rare as it is to actually see one, I was ecstatic with the brief opportunity.
Taken in Weld County, Colorado.
Mom’s know just what their kids need and fish was on the menu for them on this morning. That sounds much better than the prairie dog or rabbit alternatives for sure.
Following a ‘changing of the guard’, this female bald eagle must have needed a bit of alone time as she disappeared for an hour and a half this past weekend. Dad did a good job keeping watch while she was gone and when mom did return, she brought food for the family.
This little owlet did just that. Mom, well, she didn’t seem to care for me as much.
A still photo to go along with the video I posted yesterday. There are two little ones in there although only one is seen in this image.
With another blizzard set to hit the Colorado Front Range tomorrow, I can’t help but worry about these and the other nesting raptors. Invariably, some will not survive and while that is simply nature at work, it does not make it any easier. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed all my feathered friends weather the storm okay.