Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How Close Can You Get?

Several cars and trucks drove by to see this bison. He or she was grazing next to the road and didn't seem bothered by the attention. Yes, some of us (crazy folks with cameras) got out of our vehicles to take a picture. The bison or buffalo seem very tame and docile, however, they are wild and free roaming on the island. Its best not to provoke them or get in their way. I understand they can run very fast for their size. If there were young bison around, we would never be so close. Personal note to Judy. It was good to see you out shooting pictures. I hope we run into each other again.

Snowy Herd

Its cold, wet and snowing....at least they have coats on!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Where The Buffalo Roam

The free roaming buffalo on Antelope Island are great big subjects to photograph. Their size demands respect, reverence and awe! It is very exciting to be so close to them. I have seen people get out of their cars and walk closer and closer and closer to them, for a picture. Point and shoot cameras in hand most of the time. Are you crazy!
With a little patience, and a slow moving vehicle you can get close to the buffalo. These two pictures were taken at sunrise just a few days ago. With a good telephoto lens you can look them right in the eye! If you visit, stay in or close to your car and by all means watch were you step!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Wildlife is a difficult subject to photograph. The rewards are truly satisfying when you capture something that has eluded you. Antelope Island is full of wildlife. Birds, buffalo, antelope, coyotes etc... It is a great place to visit and close too.
On a resent visit, I saw a few coyotes. I knew they populated the island but had yet to see any. A few crossed the road in front of me. Others moved quickly through the tall grasses and brush like ghosts as I passed them. I was shocked and excited! The buffalo are easy to spot, big brown beasts, the coyotes, however, are elusive creatures. I could not stop the truck, or get my camera out to photograph them fast enough. I was about to leave when this coyote leaped and pounced a few time in the same area. Lunch time! I wonder if it was a roadrunner? I was ready. He poked his head up. Click! Both of us were happy, he caught lunch and I captured him!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Trekking Through The Snow

I haven't fallen off the Internet blogging world, well not completely! I have taken some pictures the past two months, just not a lot. I take less picture in the winter due to the cold. (I know, I need to move south, right!) I also get a little burned out, due to Christmas sales, that the last thing I want to do is pick-up my own camera! I will be posting again, more frequently so please bear with me. I don't say it often enough, thank you for your posts as well, I look for inspiration and ideas as I visit your blogs.