Here a Cow, There a Cow …

… Everywhere a Cow-Cow! Today’s post features a bull elk that was photographed while searching for cows in estrus, to add to his harem. During the annual elk rut, the bulls will frequently pause to sniff the air. If he smells a cow in estrus, he will work at rounding her up for his harem.

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Lookin’ For Love

Today’s post features a photograph of a bull moose that was captured in Grand Teton NP (Wyoming) a few years ago in the midst of the annual rut: Canon 1D Mark 3 camera body + Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 800 Aperture f/8 Shutter 1/320 sec.

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Down From the High Country

Today’s post comes from my recent trip to the Badlands National Park (South Dakota). I was hoping to see some Bighorn Sheep rams, but I wasn’t sure if it was too early for them in the “lower country”. The rams live as a group of rams, away from the ewes and lambs … that is, […]

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2018 Highlights – June

June was a month devoted to working in my rural Missouri butterfly garden, and photographing a very small, White-tailed Deer fawn with momma, that visited my front yard regularly: Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar: Indian Pink wildflowers in my Hummingbird Garden: July turned out to be an interesting photographic month … I’ll post some of my […]

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The Buck Stops Here

During my recent trip to Loess Bluffs NWR in northwest Missouri, I came upon this nice White-tailed Deer buck. It was in the woodland area of the refuge and just watched as I photographed it for a couple of minutes, from my car: Coming up, an interesting behavioral reaction between 3 Bald Eagles, captured on […]

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Six Years Ago, Today

With the sound of gunfire seemingly all around my rural Missouri home (firearms deer season opened a few days ago), I’m re-posting a blog post from 6 years ago today … enjoy! This past weekend I drove to central Kansas in hopes of photographing some rare and endangered Whooping Cranes that are migrating to their […]

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