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I found this beautiful lady in the pine–scented mountains of Estes Park, Colorado one day, right outside Rocky Mountain National Park. It was a beautiful spring morning. Her mate, equally photogenic, majestic, and every bit her equal, was not far away but in an area which made photography difficult. At the time she seemed satisfied that I was far enough away with my telephoto lens, and lay undisturbed for some fifteen minutes after I left.

But somehow I can’t help but think my presence was intrusive no matter how discreet or distant I was. These animals are so astoundingly regal and beguiling that it’s difficult for me to train any camera lens on them, or to look at them through a viewfinder as if at a target. In quick succession, I made but two photographs of her that day. I don’t need them now, for I will remember her always.

Estes Park
United States

The photo was made using a Canon EOS-1V body, EF 70-200mm f/4L lens, and Fuji Velvia 50 film.



  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 4 years ago

    beautifully captured!!! amazing detail, clarity, and D0F! such a great shot!

  • Oops—I forgot to say thank you!

    – Eric Glaser

  • mikrin
    mikrinover 4 years ago

    wonderful capture!

  • Thank you, I appreciate that!

    – Eric Glaser

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful . . . love those BIG ears!!!

  • Aren’t they something? Thanks, Lorilee.

    – Eric Glaser

  • Bill Coughlin
    Bill Coughlinover 4 years ago

    Nice job. Beautiful . Bill

  • Thank you, Bill!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Teresa Smith
    Teresa Smithover 4 years ago

    How sweet. Beautiful.

  • Oops—I forgot to say thank you!

    – Eric Glaser

  • NoahC
    NoahCover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured:

  • Thanks so much, Noah!!

    – Eric Glaser

  • ducilla
    ducillaover 4 years ago
    Great shot.Very clear and to catch her at rest is even more unique..Dennis
  • Thank you, Dennis!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Jay Morgan
    Jay Morganover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture, congratulations on being featured

  • Thanks very much, Jay!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Dennis Stewart
  • Your welcome, thank you!

    – Eric Glaser

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    She is so beautiful just lying there!!

  • I was amazed she didn’t leave earlier. Thanks for your comment!

    – Eric Glaser

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