Bird, wildlife, and landscape photography by Jon Rista
Bear Lake, in Rocky Mountain National Park lit b the moon (center to of frame), and the first rays of sunlight at the point of Astronomical sunrise.
First light during early morning sunrise over Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park. The peak and the forrest surrounding it are reflected as a rainbow spectrum in the throng if light ripples on the surface of Bear Lake.
Hallette Peak and Fall-shrouded scenery reflected in the clear, cold water of Bear Lake at sunrise.
A vista of the Rocky Mountains, looking north from a rich near Summit Lake at Mount Evans. Smoke from wildfires raging in Boulder, CO shrouds the mountains as it drifts through the valleys, leaving only their peaks visible.
Mount Evans lit by the last few minutes of sunlight, reflected in the deep, dark blue waters of Summit Lake.
Mount Evans lit from the right by the final rays of sunlight during Astronomical sunset, and lit by the rising moon from the left. A few stars glitter overhead.
The Denver metropolitan area, viewed from high up in the Mount Evans Wilderness area.