Well, I was supposed to get up at 2AM for another round of night sky photography and my alarm did not go off. Got up about 5:45 AM instead. I quickly threw together some gear and ran out to the park. Was on the Watchman Trail and stopped to take a photo. Darn! No memory card in the camera and I also forgot my strap with extra memory and batteries in the trailer. So, when I did see the feeble sunrise it was up to my phone to get it. That's it above. So, needless to say, the day did not start out all that great. I went back to the campground and fetched the additional gear I needed and went back to the park. I decided to try and get some critter shots so grabbed my 70-200mm (AKA heavy) lens as well as the 24-105mm for any wide angle shots. I went all the way to the top of the canyon and took the riverside trail where I had seen all the rock squirrels before. Think I would see one? NOPE! However, I did see some other critters and these I present below. Not sure I am going to go back in the park again today so am going to make this the final entry of the day. There are two photos below that I do want to bring your attention to. One is a bit fuzzy because it is a small portion of the photo that follows. I have placed an arrow on the full photo showing the section I have blown up. See the people? This is atop Angel's Landing, a hike I will never make. It is probably the most strenuous hike in the canyon being 5.4 miles round trip and an elevation change of about 1500 feet. The image I took was at a high magnification of 200mm. Hopefully this gives you an idea of how high that really is.
Young Blacktail Buck
Unknown species of yellow flower
Part of the Angel's Landing trail
I think this guy was taking my picture while I was taking his!