Samantha and Dillon Kujala, with their daughter Cheyenne, live and work on a ranch in Burns, Colorado for Albertson Cattle Company. This ranch has been in the family for over 100 years. The ranch is a cow-calf operation, running around 600 head of cows year round. Samantha is the fifth generation to be raised on the ranch, located in the heart of Colorado's ski resorts.
Samantha loves taking pictures of ranchers and cows in Colorado's high mountain peaks and green meadows. They run on a forest permit in the summer and her cows can go above 12,000 ft on this permit, hence the title - High Altitude.
Beef Farms in Focus Stories
This is a featured story from our Beef Farms in Focus photo contest, which concluded in March. To see more stories in this series go to beef cattle.