My Colorado Photos

EnCompass Magazine

Editors’ note: The Editors chose winning photos from dozens received online at and via email at

Frozen in time

Al Valdespino of Castle Rock submitted this photo online of the iconic Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs. “My son, daughter, and I hiked up to the lake on a cold morning, and were the first ones there,” Valdespino told EnCompass. “After the grueling, yet beautiful, 1.2-mile hike, we reached the top, ate lunch, and enjoyed the gorgeous views.” His camera: Canon EOS 60D Member since: 2002

Bachelor party ▼

Eric Peterson of Colorado Spring submitted this photo online of a group of bighorn sheep at Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs. “I was taking photos in the park of new snow on the red rock formations, when I noticed this resident bachelor group of rams visiting the north end of the park,” Peterson told EnCompass. “I worked my way around the lower side and found them just laying around. It was really impressive.” His camera: Sony Cybershot. Member since: 1990