Rocky Mountain National Park

30 10 2008

We spent this past Sunday photographing wildlife and scenery in Rocky Mountain National Park. These are some of the best images I shot. We were astounded by the number of animals out in the open, seemingly unafraid, and easy to photograph….at least a couple hundred elk, two coyotes, several mule deer, many beautifully-colored Black-billed Magpies, and dozens of small and colorful Rainbow Trout at Sprague Lake. On the way out of the park, we stopped to photograph a herd of elk comprised of 52 females and 7 males. With my 80-400 Nikkor VR lens, I was able to get full frame shots of the elk. The weather was amazing, the light golden, and the photographic opportunities endless!

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30 10 2008
Lana

Wow! I’m amazed at the number and types of animals you managed to shoot! Wonderful photos!

31 10 2008
Kim

Great photos, Cindy. The one with the sweeping mountain view with the valley brought my heart right up in my throat — I miss seeing those views all the time. It’s been 24 years since I’ve lived in Colorado, but the views still take my breath away and make me long to be back there. And I just had to smile at the Magpie — although some consider them pests, I always thought they were comical, beautiful birds.

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