Colorado Wildlife

by Benny Law October. 08, 2019 130 views

If you have never been to Colorado, I can tell you that it's a really wonderful place to visit, especially if you like mountains, nature, and wildlife. I don't live there, but I had a chance to spend a week there when I attended my colleague's wedding in Boulder. Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short drive from Boulder, and that's where I spent two days getting "lost" in the park and just taking in the stunning scenery and watching the abundant wildlife.

In this post, I will share a few wildlife photos that I took there. It was May when I visited, so the park was not busy at all and I could really enjoy being in nature without running into too many people. What a blessing.

A sleepy-eyed young mule deer.

A sleepy-eyed young mule deer.

A female elk grazing on the dry grass.

A female elk grazing on the dry grass.

A curious mule deer looking back at me while I snapped its picture.

A curious mule deer looking back at me while I snapped its picture.

A very playful magpie showing off its skill of nest-building with small branches and twigs.

A very playful magpie showing off its skill of nest-building with small branches and twigs.

This exotic-looking bird is feasting on a worm it just caught from the ground.

This exotic-looking bird is feasting on a worm it just caught from the ground.

I managed to capture this bird on my camera just before it flew away.

I managed to capture this bird on my camera just before it flew away.

This looks like a survivor standing guard on a dead tree.

This looks like a survivor standing guard on a dead tree.

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Russell Smith 6 days, 15 hours ago

Some great images . I think my personal favorite is the Stellar's Jay #5 One that has escaped me (so far) ever time I have gone out there.

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Benny Law Replied to Russell Smith 6 days, 15 hours ago

Thanks, Russell. Maybe you need to visit RMNP to catch it :)  Persistence usually pays off though.

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Bethany Plonski 1 week, 6 days ago

Beautiful set! I lived in Colorado for a while and this brought back great memories of the wildlife. I especially miss the magpies! I'm curious about #5 too.

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Benny Law Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 week, 6 days ago

Thanks, Bethany. I would love to visit Colorado again some time. It has lots to offer. I never knew magpies can be so friendly and playful until I visited this national park.

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Diana Varey 1 week, 6 days ago

Great wildlife shots. RMNP is a special place.

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Benny Law Replied to Diana Varey 1 week, 6 days ago

Indeed it is. I'm glad I got to visit. Thanks, Diana.

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Gary Luker 1 week, 6 days ago

Nice captures, Benny.  I think your "exotic" bird may be a Stellar Jay...? I've come across them before in northern AZ.  Maybe someone can verify that.

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Benny Law Replied to Gary Luker 1 week, 6 days ago

Yeah, it looks like some kind of Jay with that crown thingy, but I don't know much about birds at all. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, Gary.

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