Friday, November 09, 2007
Sky High on Skyline Drive
Today Willard and I traveled to Big Meadows in the Shenandoah National Park.
Leaving home at 3:00am we were greeted by light rain just south of Winchester Va. followed by light snow as we ascended the mountain on RT 231. Fortunately with the temperature near the freezing point there was no significant accumulation on the roadway. As we traveled through the darkness our anticipation for the morning shoot grew stronger as the weather was proving perfect for spurring whitetail rutting activity into high gear.
Not only did we capture some outstanding images of Whitetail bucks but a female Northern Harrier and a Barred Owl made their appearance to make this a truly memorable morning. Another treat that I am unable to share with you was listening to the Coyotes howling while photographing the Owl at daybreak.
Check back daily for more images from this trip and from my “Week in Penn’s Woods”
Ps. Chad, this shot’s for you!