Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SNP

Shenandoah National Park seldom disappoints the photographer seeking wildlife photos. 


A healthy, human acclimated, whitetail herd provides viewers and photographers alike with ample opportunities for close-up encounters.

Long lenses however helpful are not required to capture wildlife photographs in this wildlife Mecca.
And sometimes less commonly seen wildlife will appear for a photo op.
This was one shot where the 400mm saved the day.  The coyote was trotting through the meadow when it sensed a mouse or vole.  Stopping momentarily it then reversed direction and bounded into the air in an unsuccessful attempt to capture its tiny prey.  Fortunately I was tracking the coyote through the lens and was able to hit the remote capturing the action as the coyote burst into the air.

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow. that's incredibly close!

Lois Evensen said...

They are all great, but that last one is a real winner!

Montanagirl said...

Terrific series, but I LOVE the last shot. Nice work!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

These are just amazing images. I would call these incredible close ups. :) The last image is a great shot.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That jump shot is excellent.

Elaine said...

Great photos and a wonderful capture on the coyote jump. We get fox through our yard at times and it's so fascinating to watch them hunt.

Chris said...

Wow, I think I will go for the last one. It is probably for sure very impressive to be so close to wildlife, but man, the 400mm save your day as you said on the last one... That's an amazing shot!

Carol said...

Great shot!! I remember seeing a Golden Fox do the same thing. Can't imagine being able to capture it mid-air!!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

"Hang Time".

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Passinthru Outdoors said...

incredible shots as always.

Thanks for sharing.

Meggie said...

LOVE the coyote shot, Coy!

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