Photography

Dunes in the mountains

This breathtaking image of Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park is from photographer Nate Zeman of Breckenridge, Colo. He was captivated, as am I, by the contrast between the jagged, snowy Sangre de Cristo mountains and the smooth, warm dunes in the… Read More ›

Be still and know …

Estes Park photographer Eric Stensland shot this unidentified trail in Rocky Mountain National Park last week. There’s so much more to our national parks than crowded roads and panoramic views. It’s hard to beat the sweet serenity of a quiet… Read More ›

Forget me not, Colorado

Estes Park photographer Erik Stensland shot these alpine forget-me-nots, above, in June 2015. But they can be found every summer in Colorado’s high country. Forget-me-nots are my favorite alpine wildflower (tied with columbine), and their intense blue is only part… Read More ›

Easter Sunday

Estes Park, Colo., photographer Erik Stensland posted this on his Facebook page on April 12. He didn’t include a desciption, but I’m guessing it’s a recent sunset in Rocky Mountain National Park. Yet somehow it seems appropriate on this Easter Sunday… Read More ›

Crack in the Ice

“Crack in the Ice” by Alasdair Turner is one of the entries in the 2016 National Nature Photographer of the Year contest. It’s one of the editors’ favorites in the Environmental Issues category. Turner captioned the photo: A crack in sea… Read More ›