Colorado 2017. We had an amazing two week trip to Colorado. For the first part, we visited Rocky Mountain National Park during the Elk Rut. For the second part, we joined friends old and new to spend a few days with several master falconers and their beautiful raptors. In between, we spent a day at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR. The raptor shoot was special in so many ways, providing portrait and flight photography opportunities, and allowing us to view the exquisite detail of the plumage and incredible aerial skills. We were also introduced to raptors we had never seen before.