Wild Light: A Celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park (Hardcover)
Wild Light celebrates the magnificence of Rocky Mountain National Park through an unparalleled collection of photographs, the result of a decade of work. These images are characterized by the vibrant hues and textures found during early morning and evening light. They are filled with lofty, untamed mountains, color-drenched wildflower meadows, crashing streams and glassy alpine lakes. These spectacular images reflect the author's abiding passion for the park and deep understanding of the ebb and flow of the seasons and of the flora and fauna of this rugged yet beautiful landscape. Wild Light's breathtaking photography is accompanied by the author's often thought-provoking and lyrical observations. In the great tradition of naturalist John Muir, he highlights the paradox of wilderness and its ability to invite us deeper into what makes us human. A perfect stand of fall aspen or the unblinking eyes of a mule deer call forth both awe and reflection. With a comprehensive overview of regions, seasons, ecosystems and wildlife, Wild Light offers a greater understanding of this national treasure. Rich historical details of the park and its continued evolution are especially intriguing. One of the myriad emotions that Wild Light evokes is a deep thankfulness that the stunning landscapes and wild ecosystems of this century-old park were preserved for many generations to enjoy. Its images will imprint themselves on the mind of all readers and reawaken a love for this wonder in the wild.