Pano Cattail Falls Rd

Sunset on the Chisos Mountains from Cattail Falls Road

This trip to Big Bend was taken April 22-28, 2014. An extra couple of days allowed time to explore the River Road, along the south edge of the park by Jeep.

Click here for the itinerary. 

This year was unusual in two respects. There were a huge number of wildflowers in bloom, more than I have seen in my years visiting the park. And it was very windy every day. 

I used a Nikon D300S camera and three different lenses: a Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens for wide angle and nighttime photos; a Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens, and a Nikkor-Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6 macro lens for the wildflower shots.

You can see the growing collection of Big Bend wildflowers here.

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© Tom Lebsack 2014