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.