Derek Nielsen Photography

Prancing Aspens



Prancing Aspens


Colorado, 2023


Limited edition fine art print of 6 – Telluride Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the United States during the fall. The aspen trees transition from lush green into a blinding gold landscape. My days would consist of looking for compositions and searching for wildlife. On my final day of searching for shots, I had a portfolio worth of landscapes but close to no wildlife shots from the region. Then, perfectly set in front of a vibrant grove of aspens sat four little deer. I stopped my car and got out quietly. I didn’t want to spook them. We observed each other briefly before they felt comfortable returning to eating. As they pranced away, I captured one just before they disappeared back into the forest.  Photo © copyright by Derek Nielsen.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 3 × 32 in
Print Edition

Artist Proof, Limited Edition Print

Print Finish

Fine Art Photographic Print, Framed Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic, Lumachrome HD Fine Art Acrylic

Print Size

16×24, 24×36, 32×48, 40×60