Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving today! In celebration, I’m featuring the symbol for Thanksgiving that we all relate to at this time of the year … the turkey!

As usual, I found a rather large group of wild turkey as I entered Waterton Canyon. I estimated there were about 40 in the group. As I hiked the trail into the canyon, the turkey flew across to the other side of the trail and then all headed towards higher ground, foraging along the way. Here are a few images I captured as I hiked around the turkey:

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/16
  • Shutter 1/80 sec. to 1/100 sec.



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  • Wendy Weger

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING JIM! and to your family and friends…these photos are wonderful..I don’t think I have ever seen Turkey’s in the wild except on my very rare visits to the local Mall! Haha…silly…you would be in hog heaven to see and photograph my view this morning ..bright sunshine and 30F (was 26F) at 700am and the landscape entirely white and the skies..oh so blue….the spider’s webs are even more beautiful each intricate weave highlighted by frosty fingers and sunshine…

    I am so glad I found “Show Me Nature Photography” …one more thing to be thankful for, you :) The photo of you photographing the squirrel? I think it was, or chipmunk that your wife took on the sly always pops up in my mind when I think of you and makes me grin from ear to ear…

    Thank you for the joy that YOU are and for sharing your extraordinary photography with us all…you ae the BEST!

    Fondest love to you and yours, Wendy and Cookie Cat..xoxox oh and incidentally I hope you are healed up and fully mobile again….have a lovely day! xoxox

  • Thank you, Wendy and Cookie! And sorry for the tardy response … been busy shoveling in the turkey at several family Thanksgiving dinners :o)

    Sounds like a wonderful scene in the NW. The image you are thinking of was of an inquisitive black-tailed prairie dog, captured in the Oklahoma Wichita Mountains :o)

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday … and thanks for your kind comments! And yes, I’m doing quite well. Still a bit “slow”, but the winter will give me a time to rest up and start “training” for some pretty neat adventures I have scheduled in 2016 :o) Have a great week!