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on Jan 26, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

Great Weekend Treat cont..

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Coming in the North Entrance, you only have on option of exploration, that’s the road to Cooke City. So, off we went.

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We’d gotten all the way down to the Tower Jct and only seen cow elk, not a real rubber stopper so we made the turn. We’d gone just a heartbeat down the road and came up to these four bison bulls.

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What can I say, I’m a real sucker for bison in snow covered with snow. The shooting was real simple with the overcast, snowy conditions. F/8, /125 with no exp comp. Just frame and fire.

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The one trick to shooting is the parking. The Lamar Valley Road is a two lane affair with snow on both sides. Hidden by the snow are severe shoulders that if you pull over on them, you are instantly and drastically stuck. This leaves really no option but either stop on an active hwy or don’t stop. It can be quite a conundrum!

Photos captured by D3, 200VR on Lexar UDMA digital film