Posts Tagged ‘Rut’

My long absence has been due to a lot of shooting.  A whole lotta shooting.  This Winter I hope to catch everybody up with what I shot during the Summer & Autumn.  I begin that journey with what I shot in November.  The whitetail deer rut.   A time when big bucks previously unseen all year long creep out of the thickets and creek bottoms in search for romance.

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The National Bison Range is ironically a difficult place to photograph bison.   The rules restrict you to the road, and near your car, while unlike Yellowstone the bison at the Range feel no great need to use the roads as trails.   In the winter months you simply do not see them, while I’ve driven full summer afternoons without spotting a single one nearer than 400 yards away.  Therefore, when I made the hour long drive yesterday I had no great hopes of photographing bison, but since the rut was on and there was a chance of late afternoon thunderstorms, conditions I like for landscapes, I went anyway.

And I was pleasantly surprised.

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