Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Colorado Gold

Moose - Sprague Lake Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
I just completed two, back-to-back workshops in Rocky Mountain National Park . . . Colorado Fall Wildlife and Wildlife & Photoshop.
My group and I were at Sprague Lake early one morning during my Fall Wildlife workshop when we encountered this scene. Although I have observed elk on numerous occasions at this location, moose are rare at Sprague Lake. The "icing-on-the-cake" for us was the gold and yellow fall colors that clothed the nearby mountainsides reflecting on the waters of the lake as the young bull moose fed on vegetation for almost an hour. Talk about photo opps!
I never call it luck when it all comes together as it did for my group and I that morning. It's was simply one of Nature's very special gifts.
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Ray said...

Agree Weldon, the light and reflection is really the icing on the cake in this shot!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Nothing like being in the right place at the right time Weldon!!

I was lucky to be in that same position this morning and got a pic of a buck against the rising sun. Have not downloaded it yet but I hope it comes out well too.

This picture is spectacular. Fall colors are a wonderful background.

Toyin O. said...

Sounds like a great place to be. Great shot!