Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

Another large mammal I was able to photograph along the Mount Evans Highway (Colorado) was the Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis). Here are a couple of my favorite bighorn photos, made at close range:   These sheep were in a small herd of ~12 adults, along with a small group of newborn lambs. I saw some […]

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Fun Friday: Do Goats Play “Twister”?

During my recent trip to Mount Evans (Colorado), I caught this young Mountain Goat kid stretching between a couple of boulders … reminds me of the game “Twister”, where one must have their hands and feet on specified color circles, often causing great distortions to do so!   :o)    

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Romper Room!

On my second trip up the Mount Evans Highway, I came across a wonderful sight … a group of a couple of dozen of Mountain Goats (Oreamnos americanus), and within that large group, there were at least 7 month-old “kids”. And mountain goat kids are just like human kids; they are often busy playing! At […]

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Yellow-bellied Marmot in Wildflowers

While driving the Mount Evans Highway (Colorado) recently, I came upon a wonderful alpine meadow, full of wildflowers. Stopping to view and photograph the wildflowers, I  observed a lone, adult Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) that was scurrying among the wildflowers. Here are some images I made of the little guy, next to his burrow:   […]

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Those Glorious Goats!

The last leg of my recent 4-week photo trip was to camp at Mount Evans (Colorado) and photograph the beautiful scenery, wildflowers and wonderful wildlife there. And one of my main interests was the mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus). I have been long intrigued with these mammals, especially how nimble-footed they are on the rocks and […]

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And I Wasn’t Drinking!

Why do I say that? Well, if I told you I saw a herd of Little Pink Elephants on top of Mount Evans, you might think I had been drinking! No, no alcohol. But I did see Little Pink Elephants, also called Elephant Heads (Pedicularis groenlandica) … wildflowers, that is. This is a very unusual […]

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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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