Bald Eagle Pond Has a New Perch

The massive Cottonwood tree out on the island in Bald Eagle Pond, St Vrain State Park, was toppled sometime over this past year. Now all that remains is the bottom third. Very sad.

While we were camping there this past weekend, a juvenile Crane lighted on top of what’s left of the old tree, sunny and preening herself. This is a very tight crop of an image taken from about 250 yards away, hand-held with my Nikon 200-500 lens.


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Colorado Wildlife

Another camping trip in the books. This time we ventured into the State Forest State Park area on the west side of Highway 14/Poudre Canyon Drive over Cameron Pass, near Gould, Colorado.

The images below were captured on a side trip up to Long Draw Reservoir Road towards Peterson Lake near Chambers Lake at the top of Cameron Pass. I think there were more cars on this dirt road than on the paved Highway 14. But it was an awesome side trip with lots of animals under perfect lighting conditions.

All images #Nikon D500 with #Nikkor 200-500 f/5.6 AFS

Young Whitetail Buck - Ranger Lakes 20180805 051
Young Whitetail Buck – Ranger Lakes 20180805 051
Moose - Ranger Lakes 20180805 320
Moose – Ranger Lakes 20180805 320
Moose - Ranger Lakes 20180805 232
Moose – Ranger Lakes 20180805 232
Moose - Ranger Lakes 20180805 369
Moose – Ranger Lakes 20180805 369

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Bryce Canyon National Park – Inspiration Point

Here’s the iconic Bryce National Park shot, Inspiration Point. This is the mostly East looking view. There’s a whole other section to the left of this shot I’ll later on….


Bryce Canyon - Inspiration Point Overlook

Bryce Canyon – Inspiration Point Overlook



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