Sunday, November 4, 2012

September trip to see PA Elk

In September I decided to do something that I do not usually do photographically. I took a trip to a location for the specific reason of photographing one and only one animal. Normally I like to travel to places that give me a range of options for photographic subjects. I like to travel to places that offer possible mammals, birds, and landscapes. One subject I have always wanted to photograph is Elk. I live in NY and there is a well known herd of elk about a 3 hour drive away in PA. So my wife and I decided to take a trip out there and see if we would be able to see the elk. We were treated to quite a nice display of wild elk. It is amazing to see them and hear them bugling. It was such a great experience. I even got some nice images out of it which is good for a first attempt at photographing a new subject. I am trying to decide if I want to try and go back to photograph them in the winter. I think the Elk in the winter landscape would make some amazing images. I think if I do that though it will be a multiple day long trip.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Deer in a dog kennel

That was crazy. We came home to deer laying down in our yard. One had gotten into our 20x20 dog kennel. I walked down to the yard to get the deer to leave, so I could let our dogs outside, not realizing the one was in the kennel. The others slowly got up and left. Then I heard something bang against the chain link fence. I realized a deer was in the kennel. I tried to go around and open the other gate so it would have another escape route but it started jumping and running into the fence and just throwing itself into the fence. Luckily after I backed off fast it was able to calm down and find its way out.