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.


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