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Wild Country Images offers photo greeting cards and fine art prints of wilderness, nature, flowers, wildlife and backpacking photographs by Richard M. Denney

     Here I display digital photographs from back country locations in the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, the American southwest, Big Bend National Park, the Oregon Coast, and wildlife of the Texas Gulf Coast. Share images from the galleries below with friends and family by online purchase of photo gift cards or larger fine art prints.

NEW! Because of high gas prices, we traveled fewer miles this summer. We took two backbacking trips: a leisurely three week backpack in one of our favorite wild country areas, the Weminuche Wilderness east of Durango, Colorado, and second, much shorter trip into gorgeous Ice Lake Basin just west of Silverton, CO. Carrying everything for three week outing was made possible by hiring "Mercer" from Buckhorn Llama Company. Though we have hiked the Weminuche many times before, every time is new adventure. Besides returning to many of our favorite spots (Flint Lake, Rock Lake, and the region between Rio Grande Pyramid and the Ute Lakes), we visited one of the less commonly traveled areas above Snowslide Canyon, where we enjoyed spectacular views of the stormy peaks and encountered numerous herds of elk. Ice Lake Basin is easily accessible as a dayhike and ideal for a few day backpack. It has colorful, sheer cliffs, brilliant turquoise lakes, spectacular waterfalls and wildflowers galore.

NEW! I have also added more images from a spring walk at our favorite, local Texas State Park, Brazos Bend, a diverse habitat for, water birds, wading birds, insects and alligators.

     My summer 2005 photos are in four galleries: Oregon Coast-2005, Mount Hood-2005, Weminuche Wilderness-2005 (east of Durango, CO) and Bridger Wilderness-2005 (near Pinedale Wyoming). During a brief stop in Yellowstone NP we watched an immature Bald Eagle attempting without success to fly with a large fish. During sixteen days of backpacking in the Weminuche Wilderness, the spring run-off was heavy and avalanche damage to trails from unusually heavy snowfall last winter was extensive. Snow remained widespread in the Weminuche above 10,500 feet through late June, and many trails were still blocked by avalanche debris in early August. During ten nights out in the Bridger Wilderness in late July, there were many backpackers, though fewer hikers ventured to the more remote trails north of the Jean Lakes (Shannon Pass, splendid Peak Lake and Cube Rock Pass.) 

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     Select a thumbnail image or its text link, below, to see a gallery index page. From there, double clicking a thumbnail to enlarges the corresponding image. A "Buy a Print" box under each image  permits online purchase of 5x7 photo greeting cards (minimum of 6 per order) or fine art prints. For more information about photo cards and prints, see About the Photos

 

Weminuche-2006

Brazos Bend State Park, Texas

 

Oregon Coast-2005 Bandon, OR

 

Mount Hood-2005

   

Weminuche Wilderness-2005

 

 

Bridger Wilderness-2005

 

 

Photographs of tropical birds and wildlife of the seashore and wetlands of the Texas Gulf Coast and Oregon coast.

Coastal Wildlife - January-2005

Scenes from a winter backpacking trip in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. Includes arid mountain scenery and vistas, the rising moon, and scenes illuminated by moonlight. Also includes scenes of fog and mist over desert mountains.

Winter at Big Bend-2004

 

Spring at Big Bend-2005

 

Houston Zoo and Moody Gardens

 

Photographs of back country mountain scenery from Bridger Wilderness, Weminuche Wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Yosemite National Park

Mountain Backcountry

 

Scenes of lakes, streams, waterfalls, cascades and geysers from Weminuche Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, Yosemite National Park, California, Bridger Wilderness, Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Bridger Wilderness, Wyoming

Wondrous Water

 

Sunset photos from wild western country, including Bridger Wilderness, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Craters of the Moon Nationa Monument

Twilight

 

Wild flowers, including mountain daisies, wild rose, violets, King's crown, Perry clover, Monk's hood, alpine forget me nots, penstamon, Indian paintbrush, aspen woods, moss campion, lupine, columbine, glacier lily, limber pine, and yucca

Plants and Flowers

 

 

Alpine and Desert Wildlife

 

 

Arid desert and canyon country from Big Bend National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park

Desert and Canyons