American Pika




As a followup to yesterday’s post on the American Pika (“Florist Wanna-Be’s”), today’s post includes some images made while I was sitting among the rocks and photographing these cute little critters. I wasn’t really expecting a close encounter with them (past experience has shown that these little guys are typically very skittish and don’t tolerate […]

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Regal




A couple more favorites from my summer visit to Mount Evans: I never tire of seeing the magnificent goats along the summit of Mount Evans! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6, IS, shot at 190mm (top photo) and 284mm (bottom photo) Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 500 (top photo) and ISO 250 […]

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Late Afternoon on Mount Evans




One evening, I stayed on Mount Evans late enough to capture the late afternoon’s low light: A short time later, the sun began disappearing over the distant mountains: Mount Evans is a lovely place, any time and any location! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF28mm-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6, IS Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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Fun Friday: Enjoying Life & Playing Hard!




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from my visit to Mount Evans, Colorado, where I ran into a large family of Yellow-bellied Marmots (Marmota flaviventris). One attending adult and six babies were all in a small rocky area, just off the Mount Evans Highway. I’ll share some “family portraits” in a future post, but today’s post […]

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Wooly Thistle




One of my favorite wildflowers of the Colorado Rockies is the Wooly Thistle. Here are a few of my favorite images I captured during my stay on Mount Evans this summer: Close to sunset, I captured this backlit image: Here is a closeup of the “wool”: And even with all the sharp spines, the American […]

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Oldies, but Goodies




Along the Mount Evans Highway (Colorado), the Mount Goliath Natural Area is an interesting place to visit. Besides lots of wildflower species, there is a wonderful area that contains some Bristlecone Pines, the oldest living thing on earth. I have read that the Bristlecone Pines on Mount Evans are approx. 1,700 years old (and some […]

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Fun Friday: You Take the High Road, I’ll Take the Low Road




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from the parking lot of Summit Lake, about 5 miles from the summit of Mount Evans, in Colorado. While driving to the summit, I always stop by Summit Lake to check out the wildlife. Most of the time, I will see either Bighorn Sheep ewes and newborn lambs, or Mountain […]

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Yellow-bellied Marmots




While on Mount Evans (Colorado) this past July, I had several nice outings with the Yellow-bellied Marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Here are a few of my favorite images: The bottom 3 closeup images were made as Momma Marmot ran to play under my car … while I was busy photographing the 6 baby marmots nearby (I’ll […]

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Mountain Goats in Wildflowers




A couple of times while driving the Mount Evans Highway, I found groups of Mountain Goats grazing along the slopes, in beautiful wildflowers. This group was captured at Summit Lake, about 5 miles from the summit: I love catching about any wildlife in wildflowers. The contrast of the wildflowers and the wildlife always makes the […]

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Fun Friday: “Up-Close People Watching!”




After my Colorado mountain wildflower photo shoot, I spent a few days camped at the foot of Mount Evans, one of my favorite locations to photograph in Colorado! One of my favorite subjects to photograph here is the Mountain Goat. And summertime is double the fun because all the young kids that were born in […]

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