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Deer On The Plains Great Colorado Sand Dunes

Deer on the Plains Great Colorado Sand Dunes

 

A heard of deer grazing on the springtime plains of the Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Wildlife of the park and preserve includes pikas, bighorn sheep, black bears, mountain lions, beavers, badgers, bison, pronghorn, birds such as ptarmigan, peregrine falcons, owls, eagles, and herons, and reptiles such as lizards and snakes. Fish encountered in the park’s streams include the Rio Grande cutthroat trout and suckers. Insects such as beetles are common as well.

The park contains the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising about 750 feet (230 m) from the floor of the San Luis Valley on the western base of the Sangre de Cristo Range, covering about 19,000 acres (7,700 ha). Researchers say that the dunes started forming less than 440,000 years ago.

The dunes were formed from sand and soil deposits of the Rio Grande and its tributaries, flowing through the San Luis Valley. Over the ages, glaciers feeding the river and the vast lake that existed upon the valley melted, and the waters evaporated. Westerly winds picked up sand particles from the lake and river flood plain. As the wind lost power before crossing the Sangre de Cristo Range, the sand was deposited on the east edge of the valley. This process continues, and the dunes are slowly growing. The wind changes the shape of the dunes daily.  Source: wiki

 

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Colorado Rocky Mountain Full Moon Set Panorama Art Print

Colorado Rocky Mountain Full Moon Set Panorama Art Print

Panorama view, Feb. 5th, 2015 -7:43 am, full moon setting in the west behind the snow dusted majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains, Twin Peaks, Mount Meeker 13,911 ft and Longs Peak 14,256 ft as the sun is rising in the east.  View from Longmont, Colorado, Boulder County.

 

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American Bald Eagle Watching

 American Bald Eagle Watching Metal Print

 

American Bald Eagle watching at McIntosh Lake in Longmont Colorado, Boulder County.  It Was really fun watching this wild animal hang out in the autumn cottonwood tree, it did not bother him at all that we were near by.
American Bald Eagle Watching Print
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A Ducky Kind Of Day

A Ducky Kind Of Day Print

 

Beautiful scenic nature landscape view of the front range majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains, with Mt Meeker 13,911 ft and Longs Peak 14,256 ft towering above one of the golden ponds and a family of ducks swimming by.  Longmont, Colorado, Boulder County.  This was taken on Father’s day and it could not have been a more perfect day!

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Ducky kind of day art print
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Colorado Front Range Farming

Colorado Front Range Farming

 

Early morning springtime scenic landscape view of a country red barn and tractor with the majestic snow capped Rocky Mountains front range towering in the background.   Colorado is home to towering mountains and flat plains. Soils in the eastern plains regions and the valley of the western mountains are the most fertile in the nation.

Colorado ranks first nationally in production of proso millet. This annual grass is grown as a grain crop and is used for bird and livestock feed.

By far, cattle and calves are the most important commodities to the state of Colorado. With over 60% of the state’s total agricultural receipts provided by cattle and calves. Dairy products are also an important Colorado product, with the production of hogs, sheep and lambs, and eggs contributing.

The most important commodities within the crop group are corn for grain and greenhouse and nursery products. Wheat and hay are also important. Potatoes complete the list of Colorado’s top five crops.

Agriculture contributes over $7 billion dollars to the Colorado state economy annually. There are more than 105,000 jobs in Colorado related to agribusiness.

 

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Colorado Farming

Colorado Farming

 

Early morning springtime scenic landscape view of a red barn and tractor with the majestic Rocky Mountains front range towering in the background and a view of the Twin Peaks Mt Meeker 13,911 feet and Longs Peak 14,256 feet.   Colorado is home to towering mountains and flat plains. Soils in the eastern plains regions and the valley of the western mountains are the most fertile in the nation.

By far, cattle and calves are the most important commodities to the state of Colorado. With over 60% of the state’s total agricultural receipts provided by cattle and calves. Dairy products are also an important Colorado product, with the production of hogs, sheep and lambs, and eggs contributing.

The most important commodities within the crop group are corn for grain and greenhouse and nursery products. Wheat and hay are also important. Potatoes complete the list of Colorado’s top five crops.

 
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Black and white version below.

 

Colorado Farming in Black and White

 

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Colorado Ypsilon Mountain Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado Ypsilon Mountain Rocky Mountain National Park Art Print

Ypsilon Mountain sits in the Northern part of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in a range known as the Mummy Range. Ypsilon Mountain, elevation 13,514 ft.  Buy a custom print on line- Colorado Ypsilon Mountain Rocky Mountain National Park

The rocky mountains form the Continental Divide, separating rivers draining to the Atlantic and Arctic oceans from those draining to the Pacific. The major Atlantic-bound rivers rising in the Rockies include the Rio Grande, Arkansas, Platte, Yellowstone, Missouri, and Saskatchewan. Those draining to the Arctic include the Peace, Athabasca, and Liard rivers. Flowing to the Pacific Ocean are the Colorado, Columbia, Snake, Fraser, and Yukon rivers.

RMNP spans 265,769 acres of pristine wilderness (358 square miles), making it one of the largest national parks in the United States.  Before 1978, there were very few moose in Rocky Mountain National Park. In 1978 and 1979, 24 moose were relocated from Wyoming, and by 1994, the herd had grown to 700 moose. Today, most of the moose in Rocky Mountain National Park are on the western side, in and near Grand Lake.

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Continental Divide Co Rocky Mountain National Park

Continental Divide CO Rocky Mountains National Park BW Art Print

A scenic landscape view of the continental divide in Colorado Rocky Mountains national park with snow blowing over the divide ridge a beautiful sight to see.  The park is split by the Continental Divide, which gives the eastern and western portions of the park a much different character.   Buy a custom print on line – Continental Divide CO Rocky Mountains National Park BW

Continental Divide CO Rocky Mountains National Park art print

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Go Broncos Colorado Front Range Longs Moon Sunrise

Go Broncos Colorado Front Range Longs Moon Sunrise - James Bo Insogna

Go Broncos Colorado Front Range Longs Moon Sunrise. Go Broncos written in the clouds,  a sunrise orange and a beautiful full moon setting over the front range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with a purple majestic view of the Twin Peaks Mount Meeker 13,911 feet and Longs Peak 14,256 feet at sunrise. Boulder County. Composite image number two in this series.

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Rocky Mountain Autumn High

Rocky Mountain Autumn High

A scenic autumn landscape in the high country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with colors of autumn aspen trees and majestic snow dusted mountain peaks. Twin Lakes area, Lake County, Colorado. Read the rest of this entry

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