Reya, S’aka and Corazon
Finally, some nice clouds. But still no moisture from sky to ground.
Corazon with Reya and S’aka in their high-desert home of Spring Creek Basin. Utah isn’t quite as close as the La Sals in this photo would have you believe, but it is fairly close.
Note the mud on Reya. The Round Top pond is holding a decent amount of water. Three ducks thought it quite fit the bill, too!
Would you believe this is one of only a few shots (all in the same sequence) I got of Corazon that day that show his left side?
With baby S’aka and mama Reya. They also have Reya’s little brother Maiku in their band.
Following the “snowy muzzle” theme, this is Corazon, so named for the heart on his left side. He’s one of two black-and-white pintos in the basin. Raven, originally from Sand Wash Basin, is the other.
Love the snow bokeh in the background – snowy spots through the pinon-juniper on the far ridge, outside Spring Creek Basin.
Until recently, part of the white part of Corazon’s mane was threaded through his forelock. He must have flipped it back into place!
And seriously, if you don’t love that cooler-than-cool fringe of white that looks *just* like frost along the white-black transition on the side you can see …! Frosty handsome snow boy!
S’aka and stepdaddy Corazon. Reya, S’aka’s mama, is just to the left. They’re in the same place as when I took the photos in the “Against the light” post. What a difference the light makes!
On a hill at sunset:
Corazon, Reya and S’aka.
Maiku and Copper.
A cap to another gorgeous day in the basin. But it’s scary dry. And no relief in sight.
Found Seneca, too. What a big girl she is!
Did any of you see the moon rise? She never disappoints. Lovely. Soooo lovely.
And I have no pix of this yet, but having seen almost everybody, I’m pretty sure Puzzle is with David and Shadow – and now you know who I *didn’t* see. I’ve been looking, though. You’ll be the first to know when I do have picture-perfect pix!
Some pix of Reya’s little boy, S’aka:
Here he seems shy,
but he was very curious, always watching.
How cute is he?
Fantastic light that night!
Here, the sun was really low, almost gone, lighting just the background (which is not part of Spring Creek Basin).
Good night, sweet boy! (Do you love his wavy curls?!)
Maiku, Reya and Corazon grazing against the light.
In landscape photography, shooters are advised to not forget about the scenery behind them. How often do you hear someone explain a photo by saying, “I was shooting the sunset, when I looked behind me and saw something even better”?
When I turned around to check the horses behind me and saw the above scene, it wasn’t exactly better than what was in front of me …
But it all was worth seeing!
Most of the attention has been on baby Seneca lately (!), but the rest of the band also is doing great!
Corazon (left) with S’aka and Reya.
Mama and her baby boy – gettin’ big!
Reya and Maiku walked into my foreground as I was taking pix of S’aka with big sister Puzzle – and I like it! Love all their spots, and check out how S’aka’s spot and Puzzle’s merge perfectly on their necks!
Here’s Ty, contributing to the “dapples” part of this post.
So, so rare to get such a close look at Corazon. He’s usually far enough away, it’s hard to make out much detail in his handsome black face.
Chipeta update: Not yet. Close, by her udder, but not immediate, I think.
Just a random selection of photos. Bay boy Copper also is still with the band, but he was hiding under dapples of a different kind: dapply light under the trees.