These photos were taken on a recent trip to Colorado. This photo of the mountains was taken in the morning. The smog between Denver and Colorado Springs hid the bottom of the mountains. The shutter speed was 1/1000 sec because the photo was taken from a moving vehicle.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, outside of Colorado Springs is a really wonderful zoo, especially for children. The following photos are of a mountain lion, Hooded Merganser Duck (male), and a barn owl.