Stories in Colorado

Colorado Photo of the Month

Check back each month to see our favorite nature photos from Colorado!

A misty lake surrounded by snowy mountains and trees.
November 2020 Emerald Lake captured on a moody Colorado morning. © Tarissa Host/TNC Photo Contest 2019

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A green field surrounded by trees, with a male and female elk grazing in the mid-distance.
October 2020 A pair of elk in Telluride Valley, southwesetern Colorado. © Kim Baker
Bright red wildflowers on a Colorado hillside, with snowy mountains and blue sky in the distance.
September 2020 The view from Shrine Ridge, Colorado, looking west toward Holy Cross Wilderness in the distance. © Jeanne Frasse
October 2020 A pair of elk in Telluride Valley, southwesetern Colorado. © Kim Baker
September 2020 The view from Shrine Ridge, Colorado, looking west toward Holy Cross Wilderness in the distance. © Jeanne Frasse
Orange, purple and gold sunset over mountains.
August 2020 A Colorado sunset at JE Canyon Ranch. © JJ Autry/TNC
A grassy hillside covered in yellow flowers.
July 2020 Summer wildflowers in the Colorado mountains. © Audrey Wolk/TNC
August 2020 A Colorado sunset at JE Canyon Ranch. © JJ Autry/TNC
July 2020 Summer wildflowers in the Colorado mountains. © Audrey Wolk/TNC
A tiny grasshopper with a stripy white, black and red pattern, sitting on a person's finger.
June 2020 A barber pole grasshopper perches on a TNC staff member’s finger at JE Canyon preserve in Southeast Colorado. © Gustavo Lozada/TNC
Closeup of white flower buds on a reddish brown branch against a bright blue sky.
May 2020 Flowers budding on a spring day in Boulder, Colorado. © Haley Pope/TNC
June 2020 A barber pole grasshopper perches on a TNC staff member’s finger at JE Canyon preserve in Southeast Colorado. © Gustavo Lozada/TNC
May 2020 Flowers budding on a spring day in Boulder, Colorado. © Haley Pope/TNC
A mountain valley with green grass and purple wildflowers with dramatic clouds in the sky.
April 2020 Colorado's peak wild flower season near Crested Butte, Colorado. © Ethan Herrold/TNC Photo Contest 2019
A bighorn sheep with large curved horns facing the camera with snow falling around it.
March 2020 During the autumn rut, a bighorn sheep ram charges up through the rabbitbrush covered in snow from an early snowstorm. Location: Canyon in Colorado. © Shane Morrison/TNC Photo Contest 2019
April 2020 Colorado's peak wild flower season near Crested Butte, Colorado. © Ethan Herrold/TNC Photo Contest 2019
March 2020 During the autumn rut, a bighorn sheep ram charges up through the rabbitbrush covered in snow from an early snowstorm. Location: Canyon in Colorado. © Shane Morrison/TNC Photo Contest 2019
A white rabbit with black ears, seen in profile sitting in white snow.
February 2020 A snowshoe hare is camouflaged in a wooded, snowy setting in Colorado. © Christopher Brown
A dear standing in tall vegetation that has a white coating of snow.
January 2020 A mule deer surveys the landscape, body dusted with snow. Countless adaptations, shaped through evolution, allow this animal to withstand the brutal cold of a Colorado winter. © Carmen Cromer/TNC Photo Contest 2019
February 2020 A snowshoe hare is camouflaged in a wooded, snowy setting in Colorado. © Christopher Brown
January 2020 A mule deer surveys the landscape, body dusted with snow. Countless adaptations, shaped through evolution, allow this animal to withstand the brutal cold of a Colorado winter. © Carmen Cromer/TNC Photo Contest 2019
Bullocks Oriole
December 2019 A bullocks oriole perches on a tree branch in the middle of winter at Carpenter Ranch in Northwest, CO. © Nancy Merrill
James Ranch
November 2019 Cottonwoods display their rich golden autumn color on the James Ranch near Durango, Colorado in the Animas River Valley. © Erika Nortemann/TNC
December 2019 A bullocks oriole perches on a tree branch in the middle of winter at Carpenter Ranch in Northwest, CO. © Nancy Merrill
November 2019 Cottonwoods display their rich golden autumn color on the James Ranch near Durango, Colorado in the Animas River Valley. © Erika Nortemann/TNC
Autumn Aspens
October 2019 This grove of trees in Owl Creek just outside the town of Aspen, Colorado were putting on an amazing show in October. © Robert Ross/TNC Photo Contest 2019
Aspen Trees
September 2019 Aspen tree trunks outside Telluride, CO © Lauryn Wachs/TNC
October 2019 This grove of trees in Owl Creek just outside the town of Aspen, Colorado were putting on an amazing show in October. © Robert Ross/TNC Photo Contest 2019
September 2019 Aspen tree trunks outside Telluride, CO © Lauryn Wachs/TNC

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