I spend countless hours exploring the outdoors where I use my camera to record this amazing world God has provided us with. This endeavor is primarily used for photo research for the art work I produce. I feel I have been truely blessed in exploring and discovering His beauty and enjoy sharing my experiences with others. I hope you will enjoy what I am doing too.
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Sunday, October 7, 2018
This Bull Elk seemed most unconcerned with my presence. Barely looking up at me he continued on with his browsing in about 3 inches of snow. He was accompanied by his harem of 9 cows and calves. That is quite a different scenario being in Yellowstone as their counterparts are all under the gun outside the park with hunting seasons in full swing.
The sun has risen lighting the badlands east of Dubois accentuating its canyons and spires. It becons to one-Come and hike and explore and discover my many secrets, canyons and wildlife. But come on my terms. Be willing to leave all cares behind. Be willing to sweep everyday work and appointments out of your mind and let yourself go. Here you will find meaning within your life and be reluctant to leave.
It has been fun watching the wildlife that has shown up in our area such as this Mule Deer Buck who along with a number of does and fawns and one other two point buck. They certainly have acted like they are in charge and what are we doing here?
There are just so many adjectives one could use in describing the magnificence of Bighorn Rams. The really hold their heads with deep pride in showing off to the ladies around and also use horn display and gestures as intimidating objects to the other rams in their midst.
As the waters of the surrounding countryside freeze up more and more Waterfowl are showing up on the river where for a distance of about 15 miles beginning above Dubois on downriver the waters never freeze from the hot springs that feed into it. This creates a winter paradise for waterfowl such as these Canadian Geese and Goldeneyes who themselves have spent the warm months in the high mountain lakes.