On a perfectly cloudless and still night at Mount Evans' Echo Lake, my photography partner and I were shooting the Milky Way. About midnight we heard an otherworldly blood-curling scream that was completely alien to us. We could only describe it as a "Marmot Pig Witch". After about 5 minutes the shrieking subsided and we decided to risk our lives to capture some of the best skies I've ever seen. The Marmot Pig Witch allowed us to stay.
Echo Lake. Colorado