A chilly January morning in Moraine Park as the Continental Divide catches the warm morning light. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Alpine tarns reflect the sky as the Never Summer Mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park glow in the morning's first light. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Warm light floods the sky as the sun sets behind Specimen Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park as seen from the tundra near the Gore Range Overlook. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
The Never Summer Range on the West side of Rocky Mountain National Park is amazingly beautiful from this high vantage point on a warm June morning. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Poudre Lake at Milner Pass on Trail Ridge Road on a still morning during the "blue hour" before sunrise. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
One of my favorite views in Rocky Mountain National Park deep in the backcountry. This image can be printed extremely large, larger than what is listed on this website. Contact me if you want a "life-size" print. That's what I would like for my room. :). Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
I shot this image from Thunder Pass on the northern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. The dividing line runs right down this ridge and then up to the summit of rocky Static Peak in the center right. On the right hand side are the Nokhu Crags located just outside the park boundary.
This image can be printed very large, contact us for pricing information. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
The Stanley Hotel is one of the iconic buildings in the Estes Valley, built by the same Stanley that made the Stanley Steamer car in the early 1900s. It is a beautiful building which serves visitors from around the world. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
A spring snow covers Longs Peak and the Estes Valley on the second of May creating a world of snowy wonder. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
A beautiful sunrise over the Mummy Range and Horseshoe Park. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
An old barn on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park sits below the Never Summer Mountains as the first winter storm of the year moves in. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
On a beautiful October morning Longs Peak with its fresh coat of snow watches several aspen in Beaver Meadow as they bathe in the warm light of a new day. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Last night I decided to take advantage of the thick smoke from the fires in Wyoming and Montana so I climbed up to the east summit of Mount Meeker to photograph the setting sun between the west peak of Meeker and Longs Peak. The sunset didn't disappoint. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
We had a very hazy and somewhat cloudy start to the day here in Estes Park but that made for some nice colors in the sky above Horseshoe Park at sunrise. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
The sun rises above Mount Lady Washington through smoke filled skies revaling the many lakes along the Front Range. I shot this while climbing Longs Peak. This was my view of the sunrise from the Keyhole. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
There was not a breath of wind this morning as I sat beside this small pond in the Haynach Lakes area of Rocky Mountain National Park. In the background a few young elk were bugling and every once in a while a mother elk and her young ones would briefly appear behind the trees. She kept a careful watch on me while her little ones jumped and danced in the warmth of the new morning. These are moments that can barely be described as the joy wells up within you. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Dark menacing clouds fill the sky above Lawn Lake while the lights of Colorado's Front Range strangely glow. At sunset thick low-lying clouds moved in and surrounded me. As I made my way down the mountain I broke through the bottom of the clouds and was finally able to see my destination for the night, "Lawn Lake" while the lights of the Front Range glowed in the distance. Just after I shot this image I crossed a snow field that had fresh mountain lion tracks heading my same direction. Fortunately we didn't cross paths this evening and I was able to continue unimpeded. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Not many folks get up here but from a distance I've been looking at this valley for years. It was quite a slog to get here from camp in time for sunrise but the beautiful rocky terrain mixed with the warm mountain light made it well worth the effort. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Longs Peak enjoys the day's last light as seen over Tombstone Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
It is not often that all the elements for a photo come together. As we hiked up to Spirit Lake the wind was blowing and thick clouds covered the mountains with their shade. It looked like I might not need to take out my camera this evening.Then, about an hour before sunset the clouds began to part making way for the light of the setting sun and the winds died allowing the water to resume its peaceful stillness. That evening was one I will remember for a very long time. The mountains and remaining clouds above them lit on fire and reflected on the still water. The sunset lasted longer than any I have seen for a long time and so I was able to make this photo which is a composite of 6 images which allows it to be printed at very large sizes. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Red Gulch is a little visited area on the western end of Rocky Mountain National Park and is part of the Never Summer Mountains. This area has been calling to me lately and I have a feeling that soon I will be exploring this basin which I have only seen until now from Farview Point along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
Longs Peak wears a fresh coat of snow on a beautiful spring moring as fresh green aspen reach towards the bluebird blue sky. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
A dramatic sunset over the Never Summer Mountains as seen from Trail Ridge Road in May. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.