Sometimes the beauty of nature in the wilderness around Aspen is simply awe-inspiring.
It is difficult to focus on one particular shot.
I was deep in the backcountry after a hike to a remote alpine lake. The sun was beating down through the thin air.
My cameras and supplies were weighing down my backpack. I was tired and found a suitable granite boulder in the shade and rested against it.
A slap on the surface of the lake woke me with a start—I had dozed off.
A beaver in the lake was slapping the water with his tail, letting me know that this was his territory.
As I gazed at the reflections in the lake, I suddenly knew that this was the perfect shot and captured the visual essence of the moment.
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