Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Last week I mentioned that it was time to change thing up a little on the site. The last three weeks I posted nothing but wildlife photographs and I know there is some out there like me that could look at them all the time and need nothing else, but some of you probably get bored with them. Yesterday's post was requested by my nephew and with the other things I shot before heading west is was easy to come up with some post for the week.
Today's was just being lazy and not feeling like working up a photograph. The video was shot on October 3, with my phone. I mentioned in a post last month that I got a phone with a 3.2 meg video feature and while out west I played with it some. This was taken from high above the lower falls in Yellowstone. I also shot one from the bottom of the falls that I thought was great. I turned the phone the other direction so I could get the whole falls in not realizing that when I downloaded it you would have to turn your head to the side to see the video correctly. I never claimed to be a rocket scientist.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Next week I plan to change things up a little with some photographs from other places. After a few weeks of wildlife it is time for some change before coming back to them. With hockey season starting I need to post a few photographs of my other favorite bears, the Hershey Bears.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
After photographing him in this spot they decided to move back into the woods. We circled around behind them on the other side of the creek trying to get more photos. They knew we were there and continued to stay just far enough ahead of us to keep us from shooting. But then someone else spotted them from the road and when they tried to get closer they pushed them right into us.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
When we seen this bull we were out looking for beaver to photograph. We had traveled back Pacific Creek Road on a tip but found no beavers. We did see two dens and a few dams. Bored with the lack of wildlife we were shooting trees and landscapes until we came upon Two Ocean Lake. There we decided to take a short walk, expecting to shoot more landscapes. It is amazing how quiet these large animals are and how easily they cam remain hidden. While walking the shore line of the lake he just appeared out of no where from the Willows. He was a ways off on this chilly morning and wanted to stay that way. We continued to try and approach him but he would just counter by walking further away. He did finally decide to run away telling us it was time to leave. Not the best shots because of the time of the morning and focal length, but still a moose shot and I was just happy to see some.
Check out the Pa Wildlife Photographer's site from a couple of days ago for moose photographs from Yellowstone.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Last day of daylight for the week and I thought it would never arrive. Only four years, four months and eight days to go before retirement. Will it ever get here.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
We spent a couple of hours watching these wolves feed on this cow. At a later time I hope to post photos of the black male and female I referred to. This is the closest I have ever been to the wolves and it wasn't close enough to get the photos I had hoped but it was an experience I will never forget.
I will revisit many of the experiences we had again but for know my post will consist of covering the different animals we had encounters with.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
He didn't have much to say and was not very worried about his cows making us wonder about the rut. We went onto West Yellowstone for dinner and on the way back there was another bull in the same meadow. It was getting dark but we set up and prepared to shoot just in case the action started. Neither had much to say and this guy approached the other bull but they were not interested in each other meaning the rut had ended.
You will see more from this shoot as they provided some of the best photo opportunities of elk on the trip. Two years ago we spent many hours in this area as there was numerous herds and many bulls with plenty of action.
During the trip I shot around 4500 photos, many have been deleted or will be, but there has to be a few good ones in there to keep me busy for sometime. Bears were on short demand this trip also, we seen five grizzlies and two black bear but many did not give us the chance to shoot.
I would like to thank those of you that kept coming back day after day and for the comments. I would have liked to replied to them but we didn't often have Internet and when we did time was short. We would be up and out before dark, stay out until after dark and then try and find food between 9 and 10 at night. Then is was time to download cards, charge batteries, shower and try and get some sleep.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
This photograph was taken Tuesday September 30Th in the evening after the sun had set behind the mountains. It was shot at 2500 ISO with a slow shutter speed and the aperture opened to leave in as much light as I could. I used a lens that with the conversion made it 600 mm and cropped it in, noise is to be expected, but I really wanted to share the excitement.
This was the second scuffle for the bull closest to you in a matter of minutes. He won the first and then had to take off after this guy when he realized he moved in on his herd of cows while he was busy defending them. It begins with them running towards each other, neck down, head up carrying the rack with pride. Then they begin what I like to call the dance, they run side by side for some time before stopping and facing each other. They put their heads down and sometimes dig up dirt and grass before locking antlers, you can just see the power in their rear legs when they begin pushing. More on this fight later along with who came out as the winner. I will also post some sparring from Yellowstone elks later also. Only here can you see beautiful scenery, a bear eating an elk and elks fighting withing 30 minutes.