Friday, September 12, 2008

More From Colorado

The mountain goat kids are approximately three months old. The smaller critter is a pika and closely related to rabbits and hares. Pika do not hibernate, instead living beneath snow-covered boulders and dining on grasses and leaves harvested and stored during the summer.
Fall is just around the corner in the mountains of Colorado, where I live. It rained yesterday and throughout the morning in Allenspark, most likely dropping snow in the higher elevations.
The bull elk are already bugling and gathering their harems. I will be out in the field tomorrow, leading a workshop and photographing them. The afternoon will find me and my group indoors, where I will be teaching the digital equivalent of the dodging and burning techniques used by Ansel Adams.