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In regards to our last post “name this Wyoming baby” the answer is Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. This specific herd winters in the Northfork area between Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. Fun facts: •Bighorn sheet are named after their massive, spiral horns. These horns can reach lengths up to 3ft and weigh up to 30lbs •Amazing Balance, not only standing but bouncing from ledge to ledge as narrow as 2in wide. •Head to Head combat between males, smashing into each other at speeds up to 20MPH
Amazing Wyoming critters indeed photo credit lightweaverphotography #codywyoming #bighornsheep
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Some classic views never get old - Grand Teton National Park
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Going through some old photos from my time in Wyoming and Colorado. This is from the Titcomb Basin where I'd like to build a cabin and be a mountain man.
Fading light on the sun-kissed Teton peaks. As a photographer, it’s extremely difficult at times to decide when to continue framing your shots or just to sit back and soak in all of the beauty... However, on this aerial tour I just couldn’t help myself. I was like a little kid in a candy store. It’s pretty funny how excited I get during these times, nothing makes me happier than being in my element aka the mountains. Thanks again, @flyjacksonhole
for the amazing ride! #flow #zen #deepdownintherabbithole #photographyislife #flyinghigh
Steam rises from the colorful Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. You've probably seen aerial shots of this thermal pool, which looks like a giant eye from up high. At ground level, you can see the variety of colors in the hot spring, caused by various bacteria and minerals in the water and ground. Features like these are why Yellowstone is my favorite place on Earth. Photo taken June 22, 2011.
I’m so in love with this man, even if the live version of this photo showed him looking stoic as heck before I told him to smile and pretend he is enjoying my company. #love #bae #yellowstonenationalpark
Here it is: the answer to the question I've been asked the most this past year.
"How did you know it was the right time to leave the security of your job in KS and move to CO when you did?" (or some variation of that)
I was sitting in a small cafe in DIA eating a sandwich as I waited for my flight to come and whisk me away back to Kansas. It was the end of an incredible weekend with Midwest friends, spent in a cabin nestled just outside of Breckenridge. The weekend's activities included skiing and pushing our rental 2WD minivan up & over the icy crests of the gravel, pirate road that led to our cabin.
Now typically, after a full weekend like this, there should be some part of you that is glad to be going back "home"; where you can relax with your familiar creature comforts. As I sat in DIA and ate my sandwich, I couldn't find that feeling anywhere. That part of me didn't exist. It hadn't for the past two years.
I looked at the pictures of the mountains on the cafe's walls, and it hurt knowing I was leaving them yet again. Honestly, it should have gotten easier by now, this was like my tenth trip to Colorado. But truthfully, I was on the verge of a complete, mental breakdown at the airport. I had been hungry, but now I felt sick to my stomach and couldn't finish the sandwich I had just bought.
So that's when I decided I couldn't put myself through this trauma anymore. It's not super glamorous, but that's my story. And you might think that using the word, "trauma", is a bit of an exaggeration. But I assure you, that is the perfect word for what leaving Colorado in that moment felt like to me. It was traumatic. I wanted nothing to do with where I was going and everything to do with where I was leaving.
One of my strengths has always been that I am very in tune with my feelings and emotions. I guess this story illustrates that. You see, it was now I realized that I couldn't mentally live the lie I was living in Kansas anymore. I knew exactly where I wanted to be and I had to go chase that dream. All this time, I'd been waiting for an opportunity to present itself to me. Well, in Denver’s airport I realized, I had to go out and present myself to this life
We saw our first snow fall on the road in Jackson, Wyoming on October 1, 2017....it was a rude awakening to the lack of insulation in the van but the perfect reason to seek out the boiling river hot springs in Yellowstone NP⠀
Lost in a dream 💫
Jackson hole is such a beautiful town with the grand Tetons towering in all directions. Can’t wait to go back to this place one day.
Did you know that Mount Moran has many active glaciers? Learn more about this beautiful mountain range by downloading the TravelStorys app. #funfacts
This Sunday, the Saratoga Alliance Church welcomes everyone to a breakfast buffet and children's church Christmas program at the Platte Valley Community Center!
Feeling lucky to have shot in so many amazing places this year.
Today in places I’d rather be...
Valley fog... or the Snow King is coming🤷🏻♂️