One for #ThrowbackThursday to almost exactly six months ago in the middle of June.
Up in the rarified air of Mount Evans, winter snow was still lingering and the mountain goats were enjoying hanging out on the cool surface.
I oftentimes focus on the close in, detailed captures of the critters I am photographing. Every now and then I remember to step back, zoom out, and get more than just the critter.
These types of “environment shots” are no less dramatic and indeed help to tell the story of the animal in its domain and provide a viewer a glimpse into where the creature lives. In this case, not only do you see the snow, but you also see the sheer, rocky ridge in the distance. That ridge actually descends from the neighboring Mount Bierstadt, about a mile away.