Rocky Mountain High




On the last day in Rocky Mountain NP, on my recent trip there, I decided to take Trail Ridge Road all the way to the top and over to the west side, near Grand Lake. I’ve never been all the way over to the west side, so wasn’t sure what to expect. Probably the “best” […]

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Fun Friday: Practice Time




In a small meadow near Moraine Park, a group of 5 Mule Deer bucks were busy grazing. Every now and again, a couple of the bucks would face off, lock antlers and “playfight” as they get ready for their upcoming rut. After jousting for a few minutes, they would return to grazing. Here are a […]

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Beautiful Bull




One morning along the road into Upper Beaver Meadow (Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado), a nice bull elk exited the woods and meandered towards the road. Along the way, I captured these images as he rambled past, looking for some cows to start his harem: And earlier in the morning, another rainbow appeared overhead, this time […]

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The Harem




Today’s post features the elk rut and the bull elk’s “harem”. For anyone not having experienced the annual elk rut, it is a very complex and interesting thing to view. As the rut approaches in Rocky Mountain NP (outside Estes Park, Colorado) elk of both sexes start congregating in the meadows and nearby woods. The […]

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View From Above




As I wade through the hundreds of images captured in Rocky Mountain NP last week, I’m sharing a couple of landscape images today. While driving Trail Ridge Road, I stopped at the alpine region and photographed Horseshoe Park from above: Did you notice the little chipmunk in the above photo? He was scurrying among the […]

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Reaching Peak




Fall foliage while I was in Rocky Mountain National Park this past week, was phenomenal! Today’s post includes some images I captured along Bear Lake Road, and one image at Bear Lake: Bear Lake: And a few images captured along the road from Moraine Park and Bear Lake (Bear Lake Road): All of today’s images […]

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Jockeying for Position




As this post publishes, I’m on my way home from a successful, photography outing in Rocky Mountain National Park, in Colorado. The objective of this trip was to photograph the annual elk rut, as well as capture some of the magnificent fall colors of the Rocky Mountains. I’ve already posted a few images from this […]

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Fun Friday: Love is in the Air!




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from Moraine Park, inside Rocky Mountain NP (Colorado). The annual elk (Cervus canadensis) rut (i.e., attraction/mating) ritual has started and I captured this behavioral image on my first morning inside the park: During the rut, male elk (“bulls”) will “bugle” (a high-pitched squeal) to attract female elk (“cows”). As the […]

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Shower Time




While traveling the Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain NP, I ran upon a nice aspen grove that was in great fall color. I pulled off the road and wandered back into the landscape to find a good vantage point. While wandering the hillside, I ran upon a wonderful patch of Blue Harebell (Campanula rotundiflora) […]

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Alberta Falls




Well, Day 2 at Rocky Mountain NP was another “keeper”. The morning started out with very little elk activity at Moraine Park. After a short while, I packed up and drove to another spot where elk often occupy in the park, the Beaver Meadows area. Bingo! A very large bull elk was tending to his […]

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