The change of seasons was in the air and the foliage was showing some signs of changing color. Of course at 10,500 feet it is always quite a bit cooler than lower elevations but this past Saturday there was certainly a bit of bite to the temperature of 42 degrees.
This handsome fellow and his buddies were grazing on the willow, enjoying the relative quiet while myself and a few other photographers watched from a distance.
The light from sunrise was filtered by thin clouds casting an even light on everything and making for a pleasant, subdued scene. This king of the forest looked absolutely gorgeous as he looked toward the sun.
Taken in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area of Colorado.