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Rio Grande Bighorns

In the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM State Rd 567 climbs from Taos Junction Bridge, where it spans the Rio Grande, to the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. At this time of the year, a bighorn herd … Continue reading

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The Rio Grande in Rocks

Just downstream of Taos Junction Rapid, on the Rio Grande of northern New Mexico, is a group of basalt rocks that, at high water, are vigorously washed by strong currents. The sediment carried by the high water sculpts and polishes … Continue reading

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Belted Kingfisher and Canada Geese, Rio Grande – 1-31-2017

Along the Rio Grande, in the Orilla Verde Rec. Area section of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM. I took both these photos today, and consider them amongst my best. Taken with a Nikon Coolpix P900. Note: Members of Congress and … Continue reading

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Bald Eagles, Bighorn Sheep and Waterfowl, Rio Gr. del Norte National Mon., NM

I continue to go out most afternoons, first driving upstream along the Racecourse section of the Rio Grande, then taking a left at Pilar, and driving through the Orilla Verde Recreation Area to Taos Junction Bridge. And, sometimes I’ll cross … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Sights, Dec. 12, 2016

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 … Continue reading

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Sunset Atmospherics, Embudo, NM, July 5, 2015

Sunset Atmospherics, Embudo, NM, July 5, 2015 Boy, do we ever like monsoon season, which is certainly upon us now. Named after the Indian Monsoon, our’s is caused by the arrival of very moist air from both the Pacific and … Continue reading

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The Cholla Cactus, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM

Here, in the Rio Grande gorge of northern New Mexico, the cholla is the last of the cacti to bloom, and we always await the event with great anticipation. This year’s bloom was no disappointment.  

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