Moving Day – 07.26.07
FedEx hadn’t even delivered my shooting case from Alaska when I was on a plane to TX where I spent today. We received the call on Monday to get out to TX because it was moving day. This one day shoot is a continuation of the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken project I started in May (featured in the current BT Journal).
The morning started at an amazing facility at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Here, captive APCs are reared and when the time is right, around 10 weeks, they are processed out of the facility and taken to the Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR (the facility producing over 200 chicks this spring). These incredibly dedicated individuals put in hours that would kill the mortal man/women all in an effort to help this endangered species. Folks from the US Fish & Wildlife Service who work at the refuge helped process out the APCs than drove them 4hrs back to the refuge, than walked them out to the temporary holding pens to release them just as the sun hit the horizon. Here are a couple of photos of just some of the folks behind the scene and the star, the 10 week old APC.
Photos captured by D2Hs, 14f2.8 & 105VR with multiple SB800s on Lexar digital film