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Re: Wildlife

Postby SolarAlex » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:05 pm

rking007 wrote:Basking in the glow...

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such an awesome photo

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:56 pm

Yes it is =D> ....there are some wonderful mountain goat shots in this thread!

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Re: Wildlife

Postby tlongpine » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:41 pm

Bighorn stampede above Lower South Colony Lake.

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I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: Wildlife

Postby SKIBREC » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:14 pm

The Moose family at the bells....a zilllon pics around of the bells........we were lucky to get one of the Moose family that has moved in.

Picture was taken on September 10, 2012
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Re: Wildlife

Postby lackerstef » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:23 am

Just finished looking at this entire topic. There are some really amazing photos. Here's mine (not a show stopper). While getting off route for a brief moment after the catwalk on Eolus, we were starting to loose hope with the weather. I was with Bryan (tmasbc) who was trying to finish his list on Eolus. After discovering we made a simple (stupid) mistake by not staying left after the catwalk, we started to head back. As we did, the fog started to lift momentarily and there was our Goat friend directing us to the route proper.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby tlongpine » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:41 am

Along the Flattop Mountain Trail in RMNP.

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I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: Wildlife

Postby DrGO » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:16 am

If you haven't seen them already, a large herd of Bighorn Sheep are often on or near the trail in Waterton Canyon. We photographed these guys this week (there were nearly 20 Rams!) just above Strontia Springs Reservoir, at the start of the Colorado Trail. They actually closed in on us and encircled us, some only an arm's length away, to graze.

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Re: Wildlife

Postby DaveSwink » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:51 am

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Re: Wildlife

Postby JEyez » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:51 am

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Re: Wildlife

Postby SilverLynx » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:11 pm

Not the best picture, but these guys move quickly!
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Re: Wildlife

Postby rking007 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:13 pm

SilverLynx wrote:Not the best picture, but these guys move quickly!


I literally just said, 'Woooooaaaaa...' out loud and my kids came running over to see. :-D
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Re: Wildlife

Postby SilverLynx » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:16 pm

rking007 wrote:
SilverLynx wrote:Not the best picture, but these guys move quickly!


I literally just said, 'Woooooaaaaa...' out loud and my kids came running over to see. :-D

:-D I was pretty excited when I saw it on the way down from Mount Princeton.
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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