Stories in Colorado

Colorado Photo of the Month

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

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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 snowshoe hare is camouflaged in a wooded, snowy setting in Colorado.
February 2020 A snowshoe hare is camouflaged in a wooded, snowy setting in Colorado. © Christopher Brown

Places We Protect in Colorado

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.
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
Lowry Ranch
August 2019 Wildflowers © Raquel Wertsbaugh
Phantom Canyon
July 2019 Cotton candy skies at Phantom Canyon Preserve in Northeast Colorado. © Michael DiNicola/TNC
August 2019 Wildflowers © Raquel Wertsbaugh
July 2019 Cotton candy skies at Phantom Canyon Preserve in Northeast Colorado. © Michael DiNicola/TNC
Wildflowers in Bloom
June 2019 Medano-Zapata Ranch in the San Luis Valley, CO. © Fran Carlisle Photography
Blue Lupine
May 2019 Lupine in bloom on Smith Rancho. © Lauryn Wachs/TNC
June 2019 Medano-Zapata Ranch in the San Luis Valley, CO. © Fran Carlisle Photography
May 2019 Lupine in bloom on Smith Rancho. © Lauryn Wachs/TNC
Wildflowers
April 2019 Wildflowers bloom along a rushing river in wilderness north of Ward, Colorado. © Wayne Ostlie
Cattle in Snow
March 2019 A calf is hypnotized by the falling snow at Trampe Ranch near Crested Butte, Colorado. © Barbara East
April 2019 Wildflowers bloom along a rushing river in wilderness north of Ward, Colorado. © Wayne Ostlie
March 2019 A calf is hypnotized by the falling snow at Trampe Ranch near Crested Butte, Colorado. © Barbara East
Great Sand Dunes
February 2019 Shadows fall across the snowy landscape at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in San Luis Valley, CO. © Audrey Wolk/TNC
Pronghorn
January 2019 A pronghorn poses in front of snow-capped mountains at Baca Ranch in the San Luis Valley. © Chris Pague/TNC
February 2019 Shadows fall across the snowy landscape at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in San Luis Valley, CO. © Audrey Wolk/TNC
January 2019 A pronghorn poses in front of snow-capped mountains at Baca Ranch in the San Luis Valley. © Chris Pague/TNC

Make a Difference in Colorado

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