Woodland Doe at Sunrise
Photography is about composition, and composition is about light and shape dynamics. This photo is on the radical side of lighting strategies -- it pushes the edges. This sets it apart from more conventional photography.
Morning Whitetail Buck, Ponca Wilderness Area
2012 is a big year for whitetail deer. I have seen as many as 8 8 point bucks in a single herd, now just months from the rut. This guy is one of the big ones.
Fawn Crossing Buffalo National River
A game trail passes just north of the low water bridge at Ponca. This fawn heeds directions an keeps left to avoid hazards. This is also a trail for occasional elk crossings.
River Otter Family Portrait
Buffalo National River is now very low, as low as in anyone's memory as a consequence of the 50 year drought. A pooled up river makes locating wildlife much easier. This otter family was feeding in a very large pool, and lucky for me, came together unexpectedly for a family portrait. This might be a lifetime shot of river otter.
River Otters Buffalo National River
After seeing no elk, I was treated to 3 juvenile river otters while hiking the Buffalo National River back to my car. It is always good to see them, and always very hard to get a decent photo -- they are in constant motion.