Weekly Photo Challenge – Contrasts

Vedauwoo Explosion

Vedauwoo Explosion

Here’s my offering: a shot in Vedauwoo Campground. A National Forest area in southern Wyoming, Vedauwoo hosts huge pink granite outcroppings surrounded by a literal plethora of wildflowers. I loved the contrast between this gathering of vibrant wildflowers (I’m thinking they’re a kind of lupine?) and the towering granite (somewhere around 500 feet tall, I would guess). This area is a spectacular place for a hike!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Between

Devil's Backbone

Devil’s Backbone

My sister Becky is visiting this week, and this past Friday, we went for a hike in one of my favorite local open spaces. Devil’s Backbone hosts a beautiful rock formation that looks very much like the remains of a large spine protruding from the ridge. Here’s my interpretation of “Between.” I call it “Sky Between the Rocks.”

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Extra, Extra

Extra Aquatic Life

Extra Aquatic Life

I shot this arrowcrab hiding in a tube sponge this past Winter while diving in Bonaire. As often happens in underwater shots, when I looked at the shot in post processing, this little back and yellow fish showed up as a companion. I didn’t see when I took the shot!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Room

Room to Breathe

Room to Breathe

Here’s a view of the prairie south of Fort Collins from my house. I LOVE living in Colorado where the skies are clear, the views are expansive and there’s room to breathe…

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Spring Babies (Spoiler Alert: Extreme Cuteness)

Baby Screech Owls

Baby Screech Owls

I’ve been wanting to share this shot since I took it over a week ago. Some of you may remember the shot I shared of the adult Screech Owl in her nest. To refresh your memory, click here.

Ten days ago, I invited Peter to go with me to see her in the nest. She had been there just about every day that I passed her tree on my run. When we got there, the nest was empty and just about the time we were getting ready to leave the site, we noticed a couple about 30 yards away looking up in the trees. He had a gigantic telephoto lens on a tripod and was pointing it up into the tree. This shot is what we all saw! Enjoy.