Rio Grande Winter, #1, Dec. 2019,


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Bald eagle, Rio Grande, Pilar, 12-10-19

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Mallards, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 12-10-19

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Barranco Blanco, Embudo, 12-11-19

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Toreva block, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 12-13-19. Toreva blocks are seen throughout the Rio Grande Gorge, which is cut predominately through basalt. They are large blocks of basalt that have broken away from the canyon rims and remained intact as they slid down and away. In most cases, they have rotated in a counter-clockwise direction as they slid, thus ending up tilted backwards. Numerous very large blocks form terraces in the gorge. This tilted block  slid away from the cliff face seen behind.

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Bighorn ram and truck, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 12-13-19

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Bighorn sheep, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 12-13-19

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Bighorn ewe, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 12-13-19

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Bighorn ewe and ram, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 12-13-19

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The big guy, who allowed me to drive right up to him, and take photos from the driver’s seat. Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 12-13-19.

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15 bighorn sheep graze on the canyon slope, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 12-13-19

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Northern flicker, Pilar, 12-14-19

 

 

About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I 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: The Grand: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447 I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-salt-river/id12449222822. 2. Coyote Buttes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/coyote-buttes/id1271773201 3. Four Cornered, the Land: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered/id1384038899 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 5. Rio Marañon: https://books.apple.com/us/book/four-cornered-book-two-the-rivers/id1402287568 6. Rio Grande: https://books.apple.com/us/book/rio-grande-new-mexico/id1469126321
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