Bachelor Rams, Taos Mountain

Bachelor Rams, on the west rim with the Taos mountains as a backdrop. That’s Taos Mountain (Pueblo Peak) on the right, with much needed rain falling directly on the peak. The Bighorn Sheep, all rams, are a band roaming the west rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. If you would like to join me on a photo tour/workshop we will visit all the usual locations and see if we can spot them. The second image shows how close we got to them grazing along the roadside. They seem to enjoy the lush plants that get runoff from the rains on the highway. Thanks for looking. G

Bachelor Rams, Taos Mountain

Rio Chama Road, Off The Beaten Path

Rio Chama road, off the beaten path in Abiquiu, New Mexico. A quick trip to the red and honey colored rock country in the Chama River Canyon yesterday. The temps were in the mid nineties, exceedingly hot and dry! It was great fun to spend time with my son, listening to his story telling, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and good company. Thanks for looking. G

Rio Chama Road, Off The Beaten Path

 

Bighorn Ram, A Young One

Bighorn Ram, a young one! Handsome and immaculately turned out. His horns look like they haven’t yet seen any rutting or any entanglement with larger, more experienced, rams. He was on his own, on a rock in the Orilla Verde area of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, chewing his cud. Doing what bighorn sheep tend to do, he ignored us and moseyed on his leisurely way. Thanks for looking. G

Bighorn Ram, A Young One

Cerrito Blanco, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Cerrito Blanco, Abiquiu, New Mexico. A view from the banks of the Rio Chama, and to the south, the Village of Abiquiu. Proximity is the watch word in this area. There are many locations to visit within a short distance of each other in this neighborhood. Join me on a photo tour and I’ll introduce you to some gorgeous landscape opportunities. Thanks for looking. G

Cerrito Blanco, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Wild Mustang, Southern Colorado

Wild Mustang, roaming in the San Luis Valley, southern Colorado. It was the stallion permitting us to participate in this encounter with these beautiful and powerful wild beings. Stomping his foot and showing his teeth we moved forward, cautious, in deference, as if in some form of supplication. As close as this is, we respected their space and with the aid of long lenses, were able to make images of these magnificent creatures. Click on photo to enlarge. Thanks for looking. G

Wild Mustang, Southern Colorado

Rainbow, Taos Mountains

Rainbow, Taos Mountains. On the road home the storm recedes leaving the landscape bathed in the special light New Mexico is known for and the prerequisite rainbow. I’ll post the full rainbow on tomorrows photo of the day. Thanks for looking. G

Rainbow, Taos Mountains

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New Mexico State Line, Off The Beaten Path

New Mexico State Line, off the beaten path in southern Colorado. On this day we switched back across the New Mexico, Colorado State Line a dozen times in as many miles. I hadn’t seen this particular Zia sun symbol or been on this road before. Besides the mosquitos and two men splitting wood logs we were the only ones out there. Here’s more on the Zia People and their sacred symbol. Thanks for looking. G

New Mexico State Line, off the beaten path

Plaza Blanca Cloud, “The White Place” Abiquiu, New Mexico

Plaza Blanca Cloud, “The White Place” Abiquiu, New Mexico. I put this Plaza Blanca cloud image together today. It’s a large print that I didn’t have time to develop last week when I posted the iPone version on August 7, 2019.  It is now available in three sizes. See below or message me for a quote on custom size and pricing. Thanks for looking. G

Plaza Blanca, "The White Place" Abiquiu, New Mexico

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Lightning Storm, Taos New Mexico

Lightning storm, Taos, New Mexico. I set up on the deck in San Cristobal last night. I’d been watching the lightning filling the clouds on the horizon from my chair in the living room. The number of flashes intensified. The storm was far away so there were no discernible sounds of thunder. As things would have it, the sheet lightning I’d originally observed turned to direct strikes on the landscape. Here are the images of multiple “blasts”. Thanks for looking. G

Lightning Storm, Taos New Mexico

Lightning over Taos from San Cristobal NM

Lightning San Cristobal NM

Lightning San Cristobal NM

Lightning over Taos NM