San Juan Mountain Photography

San Juan Mountain sheep

San Juan Mountain sheep

In the spring, wildflowers start to appear and the Elk, mountain sheep, and maybe even moose come down from the high country and wander freely along the highway, almost as if they are posing for the camera. Mule deer are a year around source of captivating wildlife photos as are the birds, marmots and chipmunks found the Box Canon Park.

In July and August landscape photography dominates. The wildflowers in Yankee Boy and Governors Basin stretch as far as the eye can see. Dozens of species provide an amazing display of colors and textures for small intimate photos or sweeping mountain vistas. Summer showers are often followed by spectacular rainbows.

San Juan mountain landscape

San Juan mountain landscape

By autumn the fall colors dominate the landscape. Vast areas of golden Aspens, still green conifers, and snowcapped peaks bring photography groups and individuals from all over the world to the San Juans.

San Juan mountain Golden Aspens

San Juan mountain Golden Aspens

Winter is the most beautiful time to photograph in Ouray. The snow-covered peaks glitter in the sunlight and unexpected opportunities appear on every walk.

San Juan winter

San Juan winter

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