Sunday, January 4, 2009

camera critters


these camera critters were taken in the rocky mountains this summer.

i'm not sure if these lil critters are a type of hornet or what...but i wouldn't want a close encounter with them!



i was amazed at how many chipmunks we saw....they were plentiful! and cute. :)





this cute lil guy was sunning himself out on a ledge overlooking a beautiful valley. a marmot...i had never heard of this one.


we also saw several elk...the only thing that i missed were the moose...maybe another time. :)



my 'bellowing elk' was the last photo posted in my aol journal...thought they deserved another showing. :)

go check out other camera critters here.

27 comments:

a corgi said...

loved all the pictures; so appropriate to do the elk here! I remember seeing marmots when we were in Colorado and not having heard of them before either

great pictures!!

betty

madcobug said...

Great pics Gina. We once walked within a couple of feet of a hornets nest built back into slate rocks. You could hardly see it. Thank goodness we spotted it and started backing off before we disturbed them. Helen

Lisa said...

Love your pictures ~ the bellowing elk is awesome!! I love that shot. I hope you were using a long zoom for the hornet (?) nest...I wouldn't have gotten too close to that. Yikes!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Ah, so many wonderful animals... I saw a huge herd of elk here today but they were sitting in about 2 feet of snow so far away... but there was soooo many of them. I wish I could have gotten closer to them.
Wonderful post!
~michele~

Natural Moments said...

The elk were definitely worth posting again because they definitely put a smile on my face. Well done.

Karen said...

Great shots, especially that last one!!!

Arlene said...

ohh i love the chipmunk or the squirrel!

Meoowww new year!

People with Cameras said...

Wow, what a delight these photos are! :) That hornets nest is a great photo.

Meg said...

Nice shots! All of them.

just me said...

I enjoyed all the pictures, my favorite was the Elk. It reminded me of all the Elk we saw yrs ago when Gordon and I were first married and living in the mts in Oregon.
Barbara

Linda :) said...

They are all too cute!!
Wonderful shots!! :)

me ann my camera said...

All wonderful, and with the exception of the hornets, beautiful brown creatures of nature. Great critters!

Vamsee said...

Loved all the pictures. My favorite is the one of the chipmunk....almost want to pet it on its back.
Love the elk photos too.

i beati said...

great collection Sandy

lisaschaos said...

Those are great and I totally love your elk! I never saw a marmot when we were there you lucky thing you!

Misty Dawn said...

These are amazing and gorgeous photos, Gina... except the bees (I'm afraid of bees). hehe

AWESOME series of photos for this post.

MariesImages said...

Amazing Safari shots, Gina.Love the Bee Hive & chipmunks r my favoritesÜ
Marie

Ann LRD said...

What Great Shots, Gina! A feast for the eyes! Sure looks like a hornets nest If they flew out and knocked you to the ground you would have known for sure! I was thinking they were more black but with the changes in this world, change of color would not surprise me.
Ann:)

kbear's heart 2 said...

Nice critters and nice falls in previous entry. i've been away from your journal too long...kbear

Jeannette said...

These are beautiful shots Gina, I loved your bellowing elk. They're huge aren't they? I saw some at Yellowstone. Jeannette xx Alphabet entry

June said...

Yikes to the hornets...I know from personal experience! All good shots...

Bradley Myers said...

Gina, what a great shot of the bugling elk behind the cow. It looks like you had a good vantage point for shooting.

Dorothy said...

Gina,
All your pictures are great but the last one of the Elk takes the prize!!! You should do something special with that one!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Gina, Thanks for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed checking yours. Is this your 'main' blog? I noticed you have several.

Great pictures. I love seeing the elk. The only time I ever saw them was in 2000 in Colorado (Estes Park).

Come back to my blog anytime and I'll keep checking yours. I added you to my list.
Hugs,
Betsy

Monica said...

Loved all the photos - especially the elk, so beautiful.

Monica

T and S said...

Lovely series Gina. The last image is a real beauty and my favorite...Thomas

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