Another shot of the bald eagle I took so many pictures of last week. On the last day of my vacation in northeastern Colorado, this majestic bird gave me a picture perfect flyby, as if to bid me farewell.
Another shot from the Colorado plains from last week. This very large bird provided a great subject, especially with the clear, blue skies. These birds are one of the biggest in North America with wingspans that can reach up to 10 feet across and lengths approaching 6 feet. They can appear a bit gangly and awkward but are in fact beautiful fliers. You can read more about them here: http://bit.ly/1nHibTT
Taken just moments ago looking east of #Denver, #Colorado where a thunderstorm has really erupted. One of the best things about the Centennial State is its widely varying #weather that provides nearly endless photo opportunities.
Taken this past week at a lake in northeastern Colorado. Pretty unusual to see eagles here this time of year so I was ecstatic to be able to take pictures of this one across multiple days last week.
A curious coyote pup keeps a close watch on the photographer. 😉 Taken Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Thornton, Colorado.
Taken in an open space area in Thornton, Colorado. These curious pups were watching mama – who was in turn very closely watching me. 😉
A nice looking gull flies overhead. Normally these birds are viewed with disdain for the noise and mess they make. Nevertheless, they are pretty when in flight.
Sunsets on the Great Plains are oftentimes exercises in amazement. The color of the dark, blue skies above coupled with the oranges, pinks and reds near the horizon provide for stunning viewing. On this particular evening, Mother Nature put on quite a colorful show not only looking west as seen here, but in just about every direction. Truly beautiful.
While camping on the Colorado plains last week we got to enjoy multiple visits from a turkey family. Mama and her eight little ones would walk through a couple of times a day. She wasn’t too pretty but her kids were kind of cute. 😉
Little birds are hard to catch in flight as they move so darned fast. Strong winds one day last week had this guy struggling and slowed him down enough to let me get a picture.
The Western Kingbird is common across much of the western United States in the summer. These colorful little birds can be quite aggressive and are known to even chase after raptors. I actually have a pretty cool sequence from last week of one chasing a bald eagle I will share later.