White Geraniums




Another wildflower photographed at Maroon Bells (Colorado) is the White Geranium (Geranium richardsonii): Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 800 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter 1/320 sec.    

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Slender Skyrockets




While editing my large database of images, I came upon a cool wildflower that I have never posted. While camping at Maroon Bells (Colorado) a few years ago, I came upon the Slender Skyrocket (Ipomopsis tenuituba), a very unique flower: Very cool plant! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens […]

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Fun Friday: Getting “Nose-Thumbed” By a Ram




Actually, this Bighorn Sheep ram is performing a “lip curl”, a behavior exhibited in the rut. The males have exceptional olfactory organs and by pulling air into this region, they can sense if a ewe is in estrus. I’ll feature some more images and information on this behavior in another post. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon […]

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Mule Deer Rut




Yesterday’s post featured a young Mule Deer buck. Today’s post features a large Mule Deer buck, along with his doe, captured as they grazed along the canyon ridge of Waterton Canyon, Colorado. Sensing something was watching me, I looked up to see this nice buck, who was watching me: After capturing a few images of […]

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Young Mule Deer Buck




While hiking Waterton Canyon, I saw a lot of Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus), including this young buck, grazing not far off the trail: The rut was also in progress with the Mule Deer, also known as Black-tailed Deer. In another post, I’ll share a pair of Mule Deer, a larger buck with a doe, that […]

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Little Dipper




One of the interesting birds I encountered in Waterton Canyon was the American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus). This is a very unique bird, with some interesting behaviors. The American Dipper is a medium-sized bird, with a full-body (appears “chubby”). The dipper can be found around many western mountain streams and mountain lakes, where they forage in […]

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Steller’s Jay




While hiking Waterton Canyon, I came upon a couple of Steller’s Jays. Here are a couple of images of these beautiful birds: These jays are found in mature forests of mountains and west coasts. This is the first time I’ve seen this far east, but on my travels to Alaska, they are quite common along […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings




As we count our blessings on this Thanksgiving Day, I’ll leave you with some more images of wild turkey, captured while foraging along the snowy slopes of Waterton Canyon, Colorado: I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC […]

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Waterton Bunny




During my hike out of Waterton Canyon on my first visit, I found this cottontail busy foraging through the snow and leaf litter:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC (shot at 450mm) Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 640 Aperture f/11 Shutter 1/640 […]

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Bighorn Sheep Rut – Post #4




Today’s post wraps up the 4-part posts of Bighorn Sheep in the rut in Waterton Canyon, Colorado. I’m sure I’ll be posting some more rut images, but these past 4 posts were captured during a single sitting while the sheep were in rut. If you missed the earlier rut posts, you can find them at […]

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