Fun Friday: Got Milk?

Today’s “Fun Friday” post is a sequence of shots I made of a Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) ewe and her month-old “kid”, as they foraged along an overlook on the Mount Evans Highway in Colorado, back in July. While foraging, the kid decided it was time for milk, so he walked over to mom and […]

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“Fun Friday: Say Cheese!”

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from the roadside, on the way to the top of Mount Evans. As we neared the top, we ran across some Bighorn Sheep grazing on the side of the road. Pulling over, I photographed the sheep for a few minutes and then noticed an adult and 2 juvenile Yellow-bellied Marmots […]

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A Miniature Mammal with a Devilish Appetite!

At the top of Mount Evans, the American Pika (Ochotona princeps) can be found. Although their numbers seemed to be considerably less than what I saw along the Crater Lake trail, if you looked, you could find some. A lot of the time, they would just sit on the rocks and appear to be happy […]

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If the Shoe Fits …

Anyone who has witnessed the sure-footedness of the Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus), seems to be in awe at how these magnificent creatures can maneuver the near-vertical slopes. Being able to get up close and personal to a lot of goats on my recent visit to Mount Evans, I made sure I captured some images that […]

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“Cat and Mouse Games … With Goats”

During a stop at Summit Lake on one of my early morning travels up to the top of Mount Evans (Colorado), I noticed a rather large herd of mountain goats along the slopes of the mountains that surround Summit Lake. The group consisted of ewes, their newborn “kids”, and some yearling goats (note: although it […]

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Early Morning Goats … Into the Sun

One of the first mornings of camping at Echo Lake, I headed up the highway to Mount Evans at just around sunrise (I wanted to go up earlier, but I also wanted some light before hitting the narrow and winding areas!). Upon making a stop at Summit Lake, I had my first encounter with the […]

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