Peaking Deer

The Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs is one of the best local parks in the country. The rock formations and views of Pikes Peak are hard to beat. Beyond this breathtaking landscape is a very diverse ecosystem. On many of my visits to the park the wildlife has been the star. I have watched…

Bear Cub

I found this baby bear rolling around in the wood chips of his pin at the Wild Animal Sanctuary near Denver, Colorado. This cub was one of three that momma was proudly watching over. The enclosure for the cubs was a nice, fairly large area that allowed them to grow before being released into the…

Clyde

This noble steed, decked out in all his finery, is one of the Budweiser Clydesdales. My wife and I ran across these famous stallions while visiting family in Punta Gorda, Florida. With the number of residence who lined the streets one would have thought that the president was taking the route through town rather than…

Sleeping Yoda

Tell me this adorable Tarsier doesn’t look like Yoda resting on his staff… Seriously, this creature had to be the inspiration for Yoda. Found this nocturnal creature sleeping I did. In the Philippines on the Island of Bohol. Rogue One, A Star Wars Story, releases tomorrow and I for one am stoked. I wouldn’t say I…

Giraffe Highway

I guess this gives the term highway a whole new meaning… (get it…cause the giraffe is so high). 🙂 I took this image of the world’s tallest land animal while visiting Tanzania with Compassion International over a decade ago. The majestic creature seemed to pose in the road immediately after this car passed by. I…

Elk Bugle

This massive bull elk sends out a deep bugle call to its harem in the midst of the rut (mating season). I watched this bull rather comically pick a fight with the pine tree behind him, thrashing the limbs with his deadly antlers. Elks are the largest animal in the deer family. They regrow their antlers…

Yellow Bison

I am a huge fan of the National Park System. If you have been following my blog for any time, this comes as no surprise. The North American Bison may be one of the best examples of why I think these parks are so profoundly important in our modern world. The bison… not a buffalo (no…

Fabio

My wife and I were approached by this rather friendly looking mountain goat, nicknamed Fabio, while stopping for lunch on the summit of Quandary Peak in Colorado. Fabio was a bit of a loner, and he seemed more interested in the people gathered on the mountain top than the other goats down the trail. I…

Awaiting Winter

This furry Yellow-Bellied Marmot sits on a ledge inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The noisy tourists scamper about on the easily accessible paved trail above while the marmot stares off into the deep valley below. I imagine that he is longing for the solitude of winter to return quickly.