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Yellowstone Adventure

Sorry that I’ve been away for a while but a recent trip has kept me somewhat preoccupied.  Finally checked going to Yellowstone off of my bucket list.  Decided last spring to take the plunge and register for a 10 day trip to Yellowstone in the winter.  Goal was to avoid the crowds and to see the raw beauty of Yellowstone in the winter.

Ended up spending the rest of 2016 buying up warm clothes for the trip.  More on that later.

I’m still working on my photos and it will take some time to go through all of them.  Here are a couple of teaser shots.

More to come…

Frosty Bison:  it was – 20 deg F on the first day that we entered the park from the town of West Yellowstone.  We headed towards Old Faithful looking for “frosty” bison.  We found a herd along the way and were rewarded with some great photo op’s.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X teleconverter mounted on tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head.

Manual mode, 1/1600 sec @ F9, ISO 3200, spot metering off the snow with adjustments from there, 700mm

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Red Fox yawning:  We found this red fox sitting on top of a snow covered boulder, which he used as protection from coyotes.  He was one of my favorite targets on this trip.  We spent about 4 hours photographing him that day.

1/800 sec @ F7.1, ISO 800, evaluative metering, + 2 1/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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7 responses

  1. Fantastic photographs! I look forward to seeing more.

    January 30, 2017 at 7:27 am

    • Thanks Belinda. It was a great trip. I’ll post more this weekend.

      January 31, 2017 at 5:09 am

  2. Beautiful.

    January 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    • Thanks Cornell. Yellowstone was stunning with all of the snow. I’m planning on going back again next year.

      January 31, 2017 at 5:12 am

  3. I love these, WOW! The snowy Bison is gorgeous!

    February 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    • Thanks Donna. Sorry that it took so long to respond. I’ve been on another adventure….

      February 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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