Autumn Cattle Dog (2020)
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
While driving around a mountain road looking for interesting photography compositions in autumn here in Colorado, I found this cattle dog all by himself, separated from his master. Cattle are a huge part of the mountain landscape on public lands here in Colorado and something I am actively fighting against through the Western Watersheds Project. Cattle have a huge negative environmental impact on the landscape and the water system of the mountains and account for a very small amount of actual benefit in terms of meat production.
Photo © copyright by Matt Payne.