It’s August in Kansas City. 90 degrees and I’m thinking about the elk in winter. Sigh.
(Estes Park, March 2015)
We were driving thru Rocky Mtn National Park and I saw a couple cars pulled off to the side. I pulled over to look. I didn’t see any wildlife but the little meadow looked intriguing so I walked down and started taking pics of the meadow and winding stream. Getting down by the stream, shooting the water and grass.
Coming back up to the road, a car pulled over and a lady said “did you see her?” Wade and I both said “see who?” “The mama bear that’s down in the meadow.”
After we recovered we drove around to the other side of the meadow and I got the above pic. Not the best in the failing light. And I wasn’t getting close again.
(Rocky Mountain National Park, 5/15/15)
I took this about 5 years ago. I’d been to South Africa several times and had never seen a rhino. I was at a game park. I saw this guy. I was so excited I jumped out of the car with my camera and started shooting. Then a game keeper came running over and told me to get back in the car.
(Kragga Kamma, South Africa, circa 2010)
I like people who know stuff. Last Christmas I hired a guide to help me get some killer photos. I took a chance with Yellow Wood Guiding and am glad I did. This guy gave me odds on seeing different animals and knew where they’d be.
I’ll be hiring him again in May.