My wife Kathy and myself live in the village of Embudo, on the banks of the Rio Grande, about 20 miles west of Taos, NM. My usual 2-3 hour photographic jaunt starts with driving upstream along Hwy 68, which parallels the Racecourse section of the river. At Pilar, I turn left onto Hwy 570, which carries me through the Orilla Verde section of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, again alongside the river. When I reach Taos Junction Bridge, I can either turn around or cross the bridge and drive the dirt road to the rim, and then turn around. It was on this road last week that I encountered a herd of Bighorn sheep, who entertained me for a number of minutes:
Along the Racecourse run, another bald eagle has shown up, and is keeping company with the one already arrived. Perhaps they are a mated pair?
A storm produced some nice lighting effects in the gorge.
These photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix P900 Superzoom camera.