Earth Day | April 22, 2019

EARTH DAY SHOUT OUTS TO PEACE ACTIVIST JOHN MCCONNELL AND SENATOR GAYLORD NELSON IN 1969 FOR FOUNDING THIS FANTASTIC DAY TO CELEBRATE OUR AMAZING PLANET.


In 1969 John McConnell proposed a day set aside to honor our earth and about a month later Earth Day was founded by Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson. I love that there were people doing this sort of thing before I was born!

Being a “photographer of people”, I am not really one to go out and just shoot “stuff in the forest”. I woke up this morning, drank my usual amount of (way too much) coffee, and decided I would just go into Rocky Mountain National Park with my camera to see what Earth Day brought to me. As you can tell from the photos below, there are a zillion places to photograph here and each one is different. I like to just park at a pulloff, wander into the woods, and “see what I see” on a regular basis. It’s very grounding to be so connected with such a vast wilderness and all it offers. If you ever get the chance to visit, go and just take a walk by yourself or with your loved ones. It’s a chance to find a bit of inner peace in our often crazy busy world.


The photos were all taken by me with a Sony A7III and two different lenses, the 35mm 1.4, and the 70-200 2.8. The only way to photograph elk is with a zoom. Getting too close to these animals is not advised as they can be aggressive. I was seated on a rock about 100 feet away. Anyway, enjoy the wildlife and scenery.


Don’t forget to be mindful of our amazing planet today and everyday.

Earth Day is everyday.


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