Alaska Bull Moose captured by D5 / 800f5.6 AFS

Fall is the time for those big, gorgeous big game photos. The moth eaten summer coats have been replaced with their lush winter coats. Fat levels are getting high storing up for winter. We’re approaching the time to get out with these symbols of wilderness. With much of North America in drought conditions, with the heat that has being intense in some areas, big game will respond possible with a shorter, more intense rut. Looking at the White-tailed Deer here in the Sapphires, they appear to be setting up now for rut. That’s about 3-4 weeks earlier than last year. Talking with some folks, they are seeing kinda the same thing in their parts of they country. In the past when these conditions were seen, an early, intense rut was the outcome. In your planning for that big fall shoot, check into the weather. Might change the timing of your photography.

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