Goats at the Summit

Today’s post features some of the fun wildlife of Mount Evans, the Mountain Goats (Oreamnos americanus). Often when visiting the summit of Mount Evans, there will be a group of mountain goats wandering around, playing or getting their salt intake from the rocks and gravel. During this day’s drive to the summit, there was a […]

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An Awesome Mt. Evans Sunrise

While camping at the foot of Mount Evans (Colorado) in July, I captured a very colorful sunrise one morning as I made my way up to the summit: It always amazes me at the wonderful sunrises that occur along the Mount Evans Highway! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF28mm-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6 IS […]

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Fun Friday: Elephants in the Mountains!

Once again, I’m featuring some unexpected animals I found in the Colorado landscape, both along Black Bear Pass and along Mount Evans Road … the Elephant Head wildflowers, also known as Little Pink Elephants (Pedicularis groenlandica). Ever since finding these unique wildflowers in 2013, it always cracks me up when I find them. You really […]

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That Compression Effect

Today’s post features a couple of landscape images I made along the Mount Evans Highway (Colorado) this summer. Usually, whenever I photograph landscapes, I use my wide angle lens (Tamron 17mm-35mm), but with the various mountain peaks in the landscape, I decided to use the Canon 24mm-135mm lens, in the telephoto range, so I could […]

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Watch Them Teeth, Please!

While traveling the Mount Evans Highway, I stopped to photograph some young Yellow-bellied Marmots (Marmota flaviventris) that were running around, playing next to the narrow road to the summit. As I began photographing the young marmots, one took note and decided to “people watch”: After a few quick images, this little guy ran behind a […]

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Handle With Care!

Today I’m featuring a common wildflower that is found along the Mount Evans Highway in Colorado. This prickly little plant is called the Wooly Thistle, and I think you can readily see why it is so named: You certainly wouldn’t want to grab this plant with the bare hands! I don’t have a lot of […]

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Fun Friday: With a Little Help From My Friends!

Here is one final (maybe :o) ) post of the Mount Evans mountain goats. One morning, while photographing a large group of goats at the summit of Mount Evans, I ran across this interesting scene:   As you can see momma was at the top of the wall and baby was trying his best to […]

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Rocky Mountain High

I’ve been busy going through the rest of my Montana/Colorado trip images and now have a few more to share. In this post, I’ll share a few more Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) images I captured along the Mount Evans Highway in Colorado. One of the items on my “shot list” (i.e., “to do” list) was […]

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Why Are These Sheep So Friendly?

  Answer: They’re not! When I first saw these 2 sheep, I thought they were just being chummy. But what happened next proved me wrong! It seems this was just a “pre-conflict” sizing up of each other. The two then backed away a couple of feet, then WHAM … they proceeded to butt heads with […]

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Baby Sheep

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post “Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep”, the large group of sheep I found near the top of Mount Evans had some newborn (~ a month old) lambs. In 2012, when I traveled to this area, I it was almost a month, to the day, that I visited and the lambs I […]

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