Feedback from family (grandparents) and friends is that they are enjoying the holiday pictures, so we will continue…
We watch a lot of nature documentaries. Gorgeous Man and Gorgeous Girl are committed bird watchers and Gorgeous Girl has her own life list of birds that she adds to. [Side note: if you are coming to Papua New Guinea and you are interested in birds do get in touch Gorgeous Man frequently hosts visiting bird enthusiasts].
One of the documentaries that we watch often is about North America and has a segment on elk who wander through a town during the summer. The town featured on the documentary is Estes Park, so we were really hoping to see some of the native wild life while we were visiting. We had a competition going to see who could spot the first animal. I won with a sighting of these elk. These were spotted as we were driving to the National Park.
I have to say I was really charmed by the beautiful houses in Colorado. I’m very partial to the use of wood and there were lots of wooden houses around.
Inside the Rocky Mountain National Park we spotted these mule deer.
I love the new camera I got for an early birthday present last year. It has a much larger zoom than my old one which makes taking animal photos much more satisfying.
More deer having a rest.
But we didn’t have to go into the National Park to see animals. There was great excitement (from all of us) when these guys turned up in the front yard.
There were quite curious, but didn’t stay for long.
We also saw these guys up close in town.
But much to our disappointment didn’t spot any moose.