Back to Guiding
Woohoo! It is spring in Rocky Mountain National Park (well almost) and that means it is time to start the guiding season. This week saw a little bit of everything — from snow at sunrise and a stunning sunset to male turkeys strutting for the ladies at the entrance gate and a bull moose moving around the park.
Although I love winter in Rocky, I find it can be a little more unpredictable in the months of November to April. Much of the wildlife has migrated out of the park, snow is hard to predict for stunning landscape images (otherwise the landscape can be pretty brown) and bad snowstorms can unexpectedly cause park management to close the roads. Therefore, I stick to the warmer months of May to October for taking people into Rocky Mountain National Park for their wildlife and landscape photo adventures. These months present the peak time for wildlife activity and more color on the landscapes.
I had my first client this week and we had a great couple of days, even with Mother Nature's decision to drop some unexpected snow on our landscape shoot the first morning.
All worked out with lots of great wildlife sightings — from lots of pregnant elk to a wide variety of singing birds to mule deer bucks sporting the beginnings of new antlers — along with a wonderful hike to photograph Longs Peak at sunset and a subtle but pretty sunrise shoot at an alpine lake.
If you are interested in booking your private photo tour this summer, just send me an email and I will confirm your date.
For more info, visit the Rocky Mountain National Park photo tours page.
See you in the mountains!!
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