Peacocks, Deer, and High Sierra Flowers in Coyote Flat

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After last week’s trip to Chidago Canyon, we took a long day to visit another of our favorite places: Coyote Flat.

This time of year is perfect for Coyote. The flowers are as good as they’re going to be with the lack of water and the temperatures are just right.

Coyote sits on the high plateau just beyond the Bishop Basin. The panoramic views from the top are incredible. It’s also one of our favorite trips in the fall as the aspens along Coyote Creek turn yellow and orange later in the year.

The last trip brought sight we’ve never encountered up there. We saw a pair of peacocks hidden out alongside the creek, a long ways from the valley. We’re not sure how they got there but we hope they’re alright. They’ve got a beautiful spot to spend the summer, that’s for sure.

We also saw a few solitary deer, separate from a herd. You don’t see that often, but nothing was going to surprise us after we ran into those peacocks.

The flowers up there were just past their peak, but there is still a bit of color left near the water. Have a look below to see what I mean.

That’s all for now. Thanks again for having a look and sharing in our adventures. It’s been a great start to the summer and we’ll do our best to keep making it better.

-Dave McCoy

 

 

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Gary BarberOctober 10, 2014 - 11:59 pm

Dave,
You have a tremendous gift of being able to translate what you are seeing through the viewfinder into telling the story of the image you are making. Ansel Adams once said that he was trying to imagine how a photo should look before taking the shot. Your images of wildlife, plants and landscapes are clearly the result of your connection with these things. Anyone with the cash can buy the equipment, but what makes an image valuable is the message it conveys, and your message is a clear one. You have once again showed us all what a passion for living can produce. Your composition technique is constantly improving through the years.
Your images motivate me to shoot more, and to have more fun in the process, for which I am truly grateful.
This, coming from a professional photojournalist of 42 years,
with hundreds of images published of war, natural disaster, as well as wildlife and landscape products.
It seems that as long as cameras and Rhinos are made, Dave will continue to show us how to extract the best out of life.

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Early-Summer Adventure in Chidago Canyon

 

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Last week we had a couple of great adventures on the UTVs, including this trip to Chidago Canyon.

Chidago is just northeast of Bishop and it’s not a heavily-visited spot, but it’s one of our favorites. It’s a great spot to see some of the Eastern Sierra’s coolest geological formations, and some petroglyphs from early inhabitants of the Owens Valley. There’s also a rock carving of a miner that we figure was made in the last 60-70 years by a local miner.

The road down through Chidago is easy to access with any vehicle, and the drive through the canyon is an incredible experience.

Thanks a lot for stopping by, and enjoy the beautiful weather wherever you may be.

-Dave McCoy

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Bonnie BurtSeptember 10, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Jim and I are enjoying your photography. Also a Belated Birthday. Hi to Roma too

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