Mostly Sunny Sunset

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This photo was taken from the north face of the mountain, looking east (obviously) towards the sun setting between a thin layer of clouds and the mountains.

High Altitude Fox

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There isn’t a lot of variety in wildlife on the Summit of Pikes Peak – mostly birds, marmots, and mountain goats, which is why it was surprising to see a fox make it to the summit. In order not to scare it away, I had to zoom in from a considerable distance away, hence the blurriness of the photo, but I still think it turned out okay.
Black and white version of the same photograph.
Black and white version of (almost) the same photograph.

Pikes Peak Summit Sign

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This sign is a very popular location on the summit for photos. Even though it still shows the incorrect elevation, the views behind it make up for the discrepancy.

Shadowy Sunset

These photos were taken after the “Vertical Rainbow” series, focusing on the shadow of the mountain appearing in the purple clouds as the sun dips below the mountain.
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The ‘Instagram’ Edit

Vertical Rainbow Part II

After the storm passed through and during the middle of when I was photographing the vertical rainbow, the mountain goats (?) made their nightly visit to the summit for food.
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I had to almost hide around the south facing side of the summit house to take these photos as the animals scare pretty easily.
The mountain goat (?) enjoying the view.

Vertical Rainbow

The after affect of having a huge thunderstorm blow past the mountain. While the west side of Colorado Springs was getting pounded by rain, we had clear blue skies and a fantastic view of this rainbow.

The entire storm moving its way into Colorado Springs.
Didn’t make this shot a panoramic in order to give more attention to the magnificent rainbow shooting out of the storm cloud.