For those that have never been here, it can be hard to appreciate what an amazing place Colorado and the Mile High City are. From the golden plains to the rugged Rocky Mountains, the diversity of the landscape is amazing. Throw in wide open expanses of land and an abundance of wildlife and this place is a haven for recreationalists of all kinds, including of course photographers.
This image was taken this past Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and does a great job of summing up this extraordinary place. Yes, Denver is a bustling, major metropolitan area. However, going west you find those glorious mountains in the background and to the east the Great Plains which have their own type of beauty. Here, a lone bison grazes with the city behind it.