Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Moose, Yellowstone, Animals in the Landscape
After reading an article in October's issue of Popular photography, I am re-examining several of my Yellowstone images. The article focuses on photographing animals immersed in there natural surroundings, a type of wildlife photography that I would like to practice more often. Lately, I've been trying to get super closeups and tight crops, but I think this style is getting a little boring to my eye.
This moose was the only one we observed in Yellowstone this past June. Make sure you follow its legs all the way to the ground- the top of this animal's head must be ten feet off the ground.
This picture is a classic animal in its environment image- The moose is chewing on the tender new growth of willows. Background and surroundings meet subject as the moose selects an individual willow shoot for a late evening meal.