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NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D4S
State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Town
Walden
Description

I have photographed greater sage grouse in many seasons but the spring season, when they are on the lek is by far the best for action. But I had never done it with fresh snow on the ground or even better, falling snow. When I saw a forecast for a snowstorm in the northwest region of Colorado I knew I had to head up to take a shot of the grouse in the snow. Although the opportunity didn't last long - a golden eagle flew in shortly after taking this shot and flushed the birds - I was able to capture the vision I had of a male strutting for the ladies in falling snow. The weather adds an element of surviving the harsh climate of the arid, high elevation in the sage brush steppe.

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Date Added
March 26, 2016
Date Taken
March 26, 2016

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