Racked Out

If you are anything like me, and this Rocky Mountain Elk, then you are racked out after the Christmas festivities. Get it… racked out! Best pun ever! He has a large antler rack and he lay down to sleep… he is racked out. Lol! I crack myself up. I hope you all had the best Christmas!

Tiniest Jedi

It is that time of year again when the whole world feels the force. Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases tonight (early tomorrow morning)… I am stoked! As what is seemingly becoming a tradition, I have a picture of Yoda… I mean a Tarsier. Is this the Tiniest Jedi? I think so, I mean he…

Colorado Bison

The North American Bison, sometimes more commonly and incorrectly referred to as the American Buffalo, is an iconic creature. These massive creatures once dominated the central planes of North America. So much so that for many years these creatures became synonymous with the American West. It is thought that as many as 60,000,000 once roamed…

Big Horn

Ever stared down a Big Horn Sheep? No… well don’t! These creatures can be ornery and aggressive and have no issues running headlong into things for semingly no apparent reason. I had the privilege of getting fairly close to this guy from the relative safety of my car. This particular cuddly creature was hanging out around Glen Eyrie…

Zhangjiajie Monkey

No, Zhangjiajie is not a type of monkey. In fact I have no idea what type of monkey this is. We came across this little guy and about thirty of his relatives on a trail in Zhangjiajie National Park. Zhangjiajie, for those of you who aren’t familiar, is China’s first National Park. It also happens to…

Rocky Mountain Elk – Sleeping Giant

This sleeping giant is an elk near Rocky Mountain National Park. Jake and I love going to this expansive park and seeing the herds of Rocky Mountain elk and other wildlife roam freely in their natural environment. The bugle call of an elk is very memorable. Wildlife, of course, like to venture into civilized areas…

Zhangjiajie Primate

Jennifer and I found this macaque along with its large family while hiking through the dense Karst Mountains in China’s Zhangjiajie National Park. This particular Zhangjiajie primate perched up on this stone wall while we made our way up the steep staircase. It was a very surreal experience to have this troop of more than…

A Quandary Creature

Sometimes when you are out on the trail you are blessed with encounters with creatures that are hard to truly grasp in the moment. For years, living in the western United States, I have sought out all types of wildlife, but for a long time I was unable to find the elusive Rocky Mountain goat….

Residents of the Ice Lake Basin

Last month I wrote about the great overnight trip Jennifer and I did to the Ice Lake Basin in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. If you need more incentive to put this destination on your bucket list then perhaps these cuddly looking residents of the Ice Lake Basin will convince you. I do love to hear…

Elk Invasion

It’s that time of year again when the elk invasion of Estes Park, Colorado takes place. These massive creatures, a part of the deer family, never really leave the small mountain town and gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, but during the mating season (aka: The Rut) they show up in droves. Elks tend to…

Colorado’s Swift Fox

The Swift Fox is a very small canid, only reaching about 16″ high. For their size they can move very fast at nearly 30 MPH, thus their speedy name. They are nocturnal creatures who hunt small mammals like prairie dogs, mice, squirrels, and rabbits on the Great Plains of the United States. During the day…