Wild Light 2 is now available!

September 1, 2023  |  Estes Park, Colorado

I'm pleased to announce that my latest edition of Wild Light is now available. I've spent numerous years getting the photos for this new edtion and I think you are going to really like it.

Wild Light is a hardcover coffee table book that celebrates the magnificence of Rocky Mountain National Park. I first released ths book in 2014 as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park. It went on to win an award from the Independent Book Publisher's Association for best environmental book of the year and it received a silver award in the coffee table book category. In these last 9 years, my photography and publishing skills have really grown, so I've completely redone this book to make it better than ever. This edition features 168 new photos, a fresh design, updated content, new maps, and additional pages that showcase the park's diverse and majestic landscapes.

Wild Light is more than just a book; it is a visual journey that will transport you to the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park and make you feel like a part of this lofty terrain. My images are characterized by the vibrant hues and textures found during early morning and evening light. They feature lofty, untamed mountains, color-drenched wildflower meadows, crashing streams, and glassy alpine lakes. This beautiful work reflects my passion for the park and a deep understanding of the ebb and flow of the seasons and of the flora and fauna of this rugged and dramatic landscape.

My photos are accompanied by my writing which I hope is both educational and thought provoking. I am to not only inform you, but also inspire you to care about our wild places.

You can purchase a copy from my Rocky Trail Press website.

About the Author:

Erik Stensland is a professional nature photographer based in Estes Park, Colorado. He has been photographing Rocky Mountain National Park since 2004 and has published eight books as well as calendars and other products featuring his photography and writing. His books have won eight awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association including Best Environmental Book of the Year in 2014, Best Inspirational Book of the Year in 2017 and 2022, Best Travel Book of the Year in 2020 and 2023. He also owns Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, a gallery in downtown Estes Park where visitors can view and purchase his prints. Erik's photography has been widely recognized for its excellence and can be found in publications, homes, offices, and hotels across the nation.

About Rocky Trail Press

Rocky Trail Press is an independent publisher based in Estes Park, Colorado. It specializes in creating books and other publications that celebrate the natural world and our connection to it. Its mission is to produce high-quality books that celebrate the beauty, history, and culture of this unique corner of the Rockies.