Colorful Sunset at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

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Colorful sunset at the Lower Lake of Red Rock Lakes NWRColorful sunset at the Lower Lake of Red Rock Lakes NWR – Nikon D300, f5.6, 1/30, ISO 400, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 18-200mm VR at 82mm, natural light

After a full day of photographing birds and wildlife there isn’t any thing better than watching the sun set as the last of the light kisses the clouds and makes them blush. Hearing the last calls of the cranes, coots and ducks, listening to the breeze rustling through the grasses and cattails and inhaling the earthy aroma of the marsh.

I can spend all day focused on finding and photographing birds and I love it but I savor moments like I had a year ago watching the view in front of me change minute by minute.

Watching a colorful sunset at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge fade to the darkness of night is a gift. A wonderful, priceless gift.

And it reminds me to be even more determined to protect our public lands and keep them in our hands.

Life is good.

Mia

7 Comments

  1. Deborah September 8, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Oh my. That is so beautiful!

  2. Patty Chadwick September 8, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I wouldn’t mind havinga wall-sized blow up of almost any of your landscapes…especially the mountains and sunsets!

  3. Elephant's Child September 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Heart healing magic.

  4. Patty Chadwick September 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Jeeez, Mia! That is almost as good as watching something on TV!!!

  5. Linda Laugen September 8, 2016 at 7:07 am

    I can feel the peace – am heading to Minnesota today for more of it, accompanying acoustic and visual effects, thanks to the loons!

  6. Liz Cormack September 8, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Wow!

  7. Bob McPherson September 8, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Beautiful photo, Mia.Understandably, it should be appreciated.

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