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Category: Photography

Respite

This is an untitled photograph from Erik Stensland’s Facebook page. Stensland is a professional photographer based in Estes Park, Colorado, and his photos of Rocky Mountain National Park are favorites […]

Stoic

Estes Park, CO, photographer Erik Stensland published this untitled photo on his Facebook page on February 10. A study of strength, winter beauty, solitude. Certainly as arresting as any sweeping […]

Nature’s finest moments … or not

The winners of the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced and these are just a few of my favorites. Don’t miss the rest of them, and all the […]

Peril and patriotism

This time of year the media like to post galleries of “the year in pictures” — their collections of the best photojournalism from throughout the year. I always enjoy the […]

Ball handling, wasp style

These photos are from a series by Malaysian photographer Lim Choo. In them, wasps appear to be blowing bubbles or playing baseball, or something similar. However, they are actually gathering […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Easter Sunday

Estes Park, Colo., photographer Erik Stensland posted this on his Facebook page on April 12. He didn’t include a description, but I’m guessing it’s a recent sunset in Rocky Mountain National […]

Winter wind in the Rockies

Estes Park photographer Erik Stensland posted this untitled photo on his Facebook page last month. He spoke of how difficult it can be to capture the wind in a still […]

December dawn

Visit Erik’s gallery in Estes Park or his website, Images of RMNP, to see much more of his wonderful photography from the park.

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 […]

Another poor choice

Opinions vary, of course, but I think some really bad choices were made this week. And I’m not talking about the elections. While most of us were focused on how […]