Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rosie Crosses The Road...

Since I am posting wildlife in a different setting today I wanted to give you all a little history on me and photographing wildlife. I do not photograph caged animals, I do not like caged animals, I only photograph animals in the wild in their natural surroundings. Normally I try and take photographs without roads, street signs or anything else that is not natural. Sometimes I do not have a choice or choose to take the photo for a different reason.

This is Rosie, she is a well known Yellowstone black bear. I took this photograph in the fall of 2006 on Dunraven Pass. That particular year this was a hot spot for bear viewing, it was not this year. I took this photo because I wanted a shot of Rosie and because this is a part of Yellowstone. Animals crossing the road and traffic jams are a regular occurrence in the park. She was wasting no time getting down the mountain this day but I still manages to get seven or eight shots of her before she was gone. There was grizzly bears in the area and rumor has it she was being chased by one. If you look close you can see the tourist taking a photograph through the windshield of the SUV.