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We just returned from a short trip to Yosemite National Park.  We were so excited to visit during winter but the week we headed out it looked very bad on the "winter" front.  Temperatures had been warm and no new snow had fallen.  We were certain there would be no winter to be found, so you can imagine our surprise when we entered the park to see a fresh dusting of snow that had fallen the night before.  It wasn't a lot but we were thrilled to see Yosemite wearing a thin coat of white.  It was magical!  Following are a few of our favorite shots we took over the two days we were there.

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In June 2012 we visited Rocky Mountain National Park for the first time.  We only had a couple of days to spend there, but that was enough time to get some amazing nature photography!  The landscapes were impressive as were the amount of big game and small critters available to see.  Elk were everywhere and I had a very close encounter with one particularly impressive bull.  While in a crouched position, I waited with my wide angle lens as one grazed nearby.  As he approached, I remained very still and snapped away.  By the time I realized how close he had gotten, it was too late to move without spooking him.  I just sat and he kept moving ever closer.  Finally he was within arm's reach and I just froze.  I took no photos during this time for fear the sound of the shutter would startle him, putting me in harms way.  He stopped grazing for a moment and lifted his head from the grass to lock eyes with mine.  It was magical.  What a humbling experience to be in such close proximity to such a majestic creature.  I waited until he was comfortable moving on and finally I got up and walked away, shaken but so thankful for this once-in-a lifetime experience!  These are some of our favorite shots from our trip!

Beautiful Bull Elk
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Moose Grazing
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Pika Dining on Flower
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Elk Calves Playing
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Bull Elk
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Cow Elk
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Mountain Bluebird
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Pika (Left) and Marmot (Right)
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Chipmunk (Left) and Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ewe Molting (Right)
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Marmot
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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ewes (molting) and Lambs
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Cow Elk
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Bull Elk
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Elk Calf
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Bull Elk
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After leaving Tuscany, we continued north to the Dolomite Mountains.  Their beauty was immense and staggering beyond words!  We loved everything about this region.  From our amazing hotel, to the shear grandeur of the peaks surrounding us, to the melodic sounds of cow bells ringing across open meadows, to the crisp autumn air, this was the kind of place that fills your soul with peace ... it was magical!  On our last night, we took a chairlift to the top of the mountain and hiked back down into town at sunset.  Along the way, we encountered a really sweet cow (I named her Bessy - original I know :-)) who joined us on our walk.  She was so sweet she even licked me ... I have never been licked by a cow :-).  We just loved this place!

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Josefin Wahss :

Love, love this area. And i do love your photos of it. And if you remember, I love cows too! I'll by one of those cow shots with mountains in the bakgrund. How much? Love To the both of you from Europe :)

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This past December, the week before Christmas, we traveled to central Florida to visit our friends, Aubrey and Phillip, and to have a short vacation.  It was so nice visiting and simply relaxing.  One way we like to relax is to head into nature to watch and photograph the local wildlife.  On this particular trip it was extremely cold, especially by Florida standards.  With average lows that week in the lower twenties and high teens, we had a rare chance to witness one of nature's great spectacles.  When temperatures dip really low, Manatees head into the warm waters of the local springs - in this case, Blue Springs State Park -  for survival.  We have seen our share of these gentle giants over the years, but never in these numbers.  There were literally hundreds of them ... the sight was staggering!  We also got to photograph many of our favorite birds.  It was a great trip ... I miss Florida :-)!

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I LOVE monsoon season in Arizona!!  Tonight's storms brought Phoenix it's third major haboob (duststorm) of the season.  They are spectacular to watch!

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