The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument – Jan. 22, 2015


My favorite haunt in the Monument is the Orilla Verde (“Green Banks”) section, which stretches from Taos Junction bridge about 6 miles downstream to near the village of Pilar. In the summer, our company, New Wave Rafting Co., operates rafting trips there, and I fish these same waters on many evenings. In the winter, I look for wintering bald eagles, ducks, geese, and whatever other wildlife may show itself, which can include bighorn sheep, elk, deer, otters and coyotes. These photos were taken with my new Nikon Coolpix P600 “Superzoom” camera, which zooms to 60X!

Bald eagle, from across the river

Bald eagle, from across the river

One of a pack of four coyotes, across the river

One of a pack of four coyotes, across the river

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One of a pack of four coyotes, across the river

Sculpted rock, just upstream of Taos Junction bridge

Sculpted rock, just upstream of Taos Junction bridge

 

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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