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Dawn of Winter

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It's only the middle of october, but the wind on the high alpine tundra carries winter on its breath. A bull elk and his harem spend the morning grazing on whats left of the grasses of an extremely short summer. Longs Peak, one of Colorado's most famous "fourteeners" is already covered in a blanket of snow. Low lying clouds, caused by temperature inversion, are stuck in the lower valleys, completing as perfect a scene as I can imagine.

Elk (Cervus canadensis) - Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado

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JacquelineBarkla's avatar
Hi there! I was just wondering is it ok if I could share this image on the Da seniors Instagram? I will fully link and credit you of course! :D :D thank you for your time!
foureyes's avatar
This image hits me like a ton of bricks,......it's absolutely Stunning  +fav Heart
Nate, you are The Master of Light :) (Smile) 
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This is simply stunning!
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camera-buff's avatar
What a stunning shot, the colors in this capture are supurb and captivating.   Then to catch the elk walking the ridge just leaves me in awe.  Well done a simply masterful job.
AgonizingSwordfish's avatar
Gorgeous picture, very peaceful :)
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Amazing image Nate!!!! as also... :))

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T-equio's avatar
as the other commenter said an intriguing kind of "pre-"atmosphere appertains to this shot, indeed.

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wolfwings1's avatar
beautiful shot :>
PoachersGirl's avatar
Beautiful. Almost has an air of pre history. :)
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kanumbra's avatar
This is phenomenal - you are an extraordinary photographer. This is such a captivating image.
matthieu-parmentier's avatar
Very great picture. You should upload it a little bit bigger to let us enjoy it better ;-)
ReyeD33's avatar
Beautiful scene, excellent shot :clap:
MellsPics's avatar
This is awesome! Nice shot.
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