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Snow Moon
Snow Moon

“Snow Moon”
Photo of the Week #41, selected in February, 2020

It’s unusual to witness a moon rising from a mountain gap. It happens even less often during winter and snow is covering the mountains, and it’s more uncommon still to see it in daylight without the usual winter cloud cover. I was remarkably fortunate to capture this shot of the moon rising between Mosquito Peak and Mt. Arkansas in the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

This photo was taken just north of Leadville, Colorado, the highest (by elevation) incorporated city in the country (10,152 feet), the gap viewed from SR 91.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-snow-moondsc_art?IMID=df8c6ec9-694a-4719-bfec-22df074fa575


View all of my Photos of the Week here on Imagekind:
http://huberjack.imagekind.com/store/Images.aspx/385a532b-9a90-4b4f-8c67-b25c1afa1c07/PhotosoftheWeek


View Weeks 1-52 of my Photos of the Week as a slideshow:
https://youtu.be/tMtb-RtUYhs

View Weeks 53-104:
https://youtu.be/nkX66cbbTcw

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Yellow-Headed Piling Sitter
Yellow-Headed Piling Sitter

“Yellow-Headed Piling Sitter”
Photo of the Week #40, selected in February, 2020

In Florida, we camped in Brooksville and decided to take a drive to Cedar Key, a quaint little town on the Gulf coast about 90-minutes northwest of the resort. I have seen many pelicans on the coastline around the country, but this was the first time I had seen the brown pelican in large numbers, easily identified by its bright yellow coiffure. In this pic, the sun was about an hour from setting, backlighting the yellow feathers to a shine.

​My fascination with birds led me to look the species up and I found that the oldest known living brown pelican is 43 years old, their wingspan can exceed six feet and that their yellow heads indicate that they are breeding adults. They are found on the Atlantic Coast from New Jersey to the mouth of the Amazon River, and along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to northern Chile. If you are on either U.S. coast or the Gulf of Mexico, you can watch for them, too!

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-yellowheaded-piling-sitterdsca_art?IMID=0d129074-e2b9-47ed-abe2-04bf2e1df214


View this photo as Photo Art:
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View all of my Photos of the Week here on Imagekind:
http://huberjack.imagekind.com/store/Images.aspx/385a532b-9a90-4b4f-8c67-b25c1afa1c07/PhotosoftheWeek


View Weeks 1-52 of my Photos of the Week as a slideshow:
https://youtu.be/tMtb-RtUYhs

View Weeks 53-104:
https://youtu.be/nkX66cbbTcw

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Alpine Ice
Alpine Ice

“Alpine Ice”
Photo of the Week #39, selected in February, 2020

On the highest paved road in the United States, ending at the peak of a “fourteener,” Mount Evans, in Central Colorado, winter tends to be long. This photo was taken in June, not January, a few years ago, right after the road was opened for the summer season. This is a shot of Summit Lake, along Mount Evans Scenic Drive, a little more than five miles from the peak.

From outherecolorado.com: This alpine lake sits nestled in a glacier-carved cirque below 14,264-foot Mount Evans and 13,842-foot Mount Spalding. The area, designated in 1965 as Colorado’s first National Natural Landmark, is considered an excellent example of alpine tundra in the United States, with numerous alpine plants growing among the boulders.

If you plan a visit, make sure you are aware of altitude sickness, which can cause headaches, vomiting, tiredness, confusion and dizziness. For some, the conditions can be serious. Here is more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altitude_sickness

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-alpine-icedsc_art?IMID=5182a5bf-2aa5-4b75-bbde-71ff9124562c


View all of my Photos of the Week here on Imagekind:
http://huberjack.imagekind.com/store/Images.aspx/385a532b-9a90-4b4f-8c67-b25c1afa1c07/PhotosoftheWeek


View Weeks 1-52 of my Photos of the Week as a slideshow:
https://youtu.be/tMtb-RtUYhs

View Weeks 53-104:
https://youtu.be/nkX66cbbTcw

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