#06446 - A bull elk surveys his territory, in the Moraine Park area of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06446 - A bull elk surveys his territory in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

#63000 - A bee gathers nectar from lupines blooming near Berthoud Pass, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#63000 - A bee gathers nectar from lupines blooming near Berthoud Pass, Colorado

#20566 - A mountain goat relaxing on the slopes of Mount Evans, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#20566 - A mountain goat relaxing on the slopes of Mount Evans, Colorado

#07306 - Bald eagle at Mill Creek, north of Yellowstone National Park, Montana - photo by Jerry Blank

#07306 - Bald eagle at Mill Creek, north of Yellowstone National Park, Montana

#07307 - Bald eagle prepares for takeoff at Mill Creek, north of Yellowstone National Park, Montana - photo by Jerry Blank

#07307 - Bald eagle prepares for takeoff north of Yellowstone National Park, Montana

#00031 - Bighorn ram grazing on glacier lilies near Highline Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana - photo by Jerry Blank

#00031 - Bighorn ram grazing on glacier lilies near Highline Trail, Glacier National Park, MT

#07413 - A bighorn ram pauses alongside the Gallatin River, near US Highway 191 in Montana - photo by Jerry Blank

#07413 - A bighorn ram pauses alongside the Gallatin River, near US Hwy. 191 in Montana

#09891 - A fawn grazes in a wildflower-filled meadow in Montana’s Gallatin Valley - photo by Jerry Blank

#09891 - A fawn grazes in a meadow, in Montana’s Gallatin Valley

#65541 - Rose crowned sedum attracts a blue butterfly along the Silver Dollar Lake trail, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#65541 - Rose crowned sedum attracts a blue butterfly in Colorado

#2055x - Colorado wildlife: A mountain goat kid rests in the sun on Mount Evans - photo by Jerry Blank

#2055x - Colorado wildlife: A mountain goat kid
rests in the sun on Mount Evans, Colorado

#20510 - Mountain goats with kids on the southern face of Mount Evans, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#20510 - Mountain goats with kids on the southern face of Mount Evans, Colorado

#25570 - A mountain goat kid rests with its mother in the shade on a summer afternoon, in Glacier National Park, Montana - photo by Jerry Blank

#25570 - A mountain goat kid rests with its mother in the shade on a summer afternoon

#06428 - Bull elk sparring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06428 - Bull elk sparring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

#02048 - A bumblebee visits a goldenrod patch at the end of summer, near Williston, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#02048 - A bumblebee visits a goldenrod patch at the end of summer, near Williston, ND

#25627 - A mountain goat strolls into a flower-filled meadow along the Continental Divide, in Glacier National Park, Montana - photo by Jerry Blank

#25627 - A mountain goat strolls into a flower-filled meadow in Glacier National Park

#09484 - A grass skipper visits mountain asters above Truman Gulch, Bridger Mountains, Montana - photo by Jerry Blank

#09484 - A grass skipper visits mountain asters in the Bridger Mountains, Montana

#48148 - Two young bucks graze beneath colorful aspen trees along Colorado Hwy. 145, south of Telluride Mountain Village - photo by Jerry Blank

#48148 - Two young bucks graze beneath colorful aspen trees
along Colorado Hwy. 145, south of Telluride Mountain Village.

#00837 - A blue copper butterfly feeding at a yellow groundsel, in Montana’s Custer Gallatin National Forest - photo by Jerry Blank

#00837 - A blue copper butterfly in Montana’s Custer Gallatin National Forest

#06416 - A juvenile elk on the alert, on a hillside in the Moraine Park area of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06416 - A juvenile elk on the alert, on a hillside in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

06422 - A pair of juvenile elk engage in playful sparring, in the Moraine Park area of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#06422 - A pair of juvenile elk engage in playful sparring, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

#01950 - His ’n’ hers thistle, Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#01950 - His ’n’ hers thistle, Dunn County, North Dakota

#20421 - A young mountain goat prepares to jump up to join some kids at Mount Evans, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#20421 - A young mountain goat prepares to jump up to join some kids at Mt. Evans, CO

#10704 - A bee waits its turn as another bee feeds at wildflowers near Belgrade, Montana - photo by Jerry Blank

#10704 - A bee waits its turn as another bee feeds at wildflowers in Montana

#20530 - A mountain goat kid rests in the sun on Mount Evans, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#20530 - A mountain goat kid rests in the sun on Mount Evans, Colorado

#20537 - A mountain goat enjoys the view from Mount Evans, Colorado - photo by Jerry Blank

#20537 - A contented mountain goat takes in the view from Mount Evans, Colorado