Lens-Artists Challenge #150 – Let’s Get Wild!

This week, Dianne (RAMBLING RANGER) leads LACP — Let’s Get Wild!

“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.”  –Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt used his authority to protect wildlife and public lands by creating the United States Forest Service (USFS) and establishing 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, 4 national game preserves, 5 national parks, and 18 national monuments by enabling the 1906 American Antiquities Act. During his presidency,Theodore Roosevelt protected approximately 230 million acres of public land.

Watching Elks to protect and fight for their territory in Rocky Mountain Nation Park was an adventure. There we saw a younger Elk (on the right) entering the “king’s” territory and challenging the “king” (left). After a fight, he was chased out of the territory.

I’m always enjoy watching birds and deer in our local nature preserve parks:

Horses ran wild in the open field:

Dianne says, “The natural world is my passion in life, and I love to share it.” Through her lens, we get to enjoy her beautiful photos of natural world. You really don’t want to miss it! Hope you will join this special theme. Remember to use the lens-artists tag and include a link to Dianne’s original post. Many thanks to you for sharing your creative, beautiful, and inspiring blue and green images last week.

Next week, Patti will be offering LAPC #151, be sure to check out her site then!  Her theme is From Large to Small. Patti gives us some details: “Pick a color and take several photos that feature that color.  Start with a photo of a big subject in that color (for example, a wall) and move all the way down to a small subject in that same color (for example, an earring).”

73 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #150 – Let’s Get Wild!

  1. Fabulous images, Amy. Thanks for the shout-out for TR. If not for him, our country and our world would be sadly diminished. Great post!

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    • I agree, our world would be sadely diminished. Appreciate your compliment, Dianne. I love this theme, and thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and stories. 🙂

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  2. Love your photos, Amy. How wonderful to see the Elk defend their territory. Many years ago, my husband and I were hiking on Tomales Point Trail (northern CA). We happen to notice some Tully Elk sparring in the valley below us. It was mating season. We found a nice spot on a hillside and picnicked while they sparred. What a treat it was to watch them!

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    • So much effort for them to maintain and protect these parks. We are very very lucky.
      This trip to RMNP was memorable! Thank you, John for taking us to the places you have visited.

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  4. Hi, Amy. I am so thankful for Roosevelt’s vision, too. He really was progressive and concerned for the environment. And your shots are wonderful! You were so fortunate to capture the elk fighting for dominance and the wild ponies are a great capture. Fabulous images! Have a good week, too.

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    • Thank you, Andy. A week trip to RMNP was a wonderful experience. It was the first time that I was able to capture these running horses. 🙂

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  5. That first shot is immense! The sky and the light on the canyon walls together, the balance of blue and red, and the long vista between. Terrific. I didn’t know there were spotted deer in the US. Are they naturalized exotics, like the horses?

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    • Thank you, Tina. I, too, am grateful for Roosevelt’s vision and effort, especially when I visited these monuments and national parks. 🙂

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