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Some people here probably have photos of this bull moose.
I created a page of images of him starting back in 2008 and moving forward until his death in 2013.
Hope you take a minute to view it. Mike Jackson
Statistics: Posted by Mike Jackson — Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:09 pm
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Statistics: Posted by fundone2000-AL — Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:49 pm
Statistics: Posted by Max — Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:27 am
As for my hits, they aren't nearly as good as Sam's...wish I lived as close as he did and could visit for as long, but a job and family prevent it.
Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:47 am
Statistics: Posted by wguss — Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:37 am
Statistics: Posted by yellvet — Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:48 am
Statistics: Posted by yellvet — Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:42 am
On a recent domestic flight in Australia I was charged $150 for overweight fees for our carry-on luggage and that didn't include my camera roll-on which by itself weighs just shy of 50 pounds. I kept it hidden behind the counter when we were told there was a maximum carry-on weight of 22 pounds for 1 bag. Our next domestic flight I paid $44.00 before hand for extra luggage but then found out that didn't include carry-on luggage and I had to throw my 500mm lens in a dufflebag surrounded by clothes at the check-in counter. Oh, and the girl behind the counter said they were about to lower their carry-on on weight limit to 15 pounds!
Traveling is becoming depressing.
Statistics: Posted by wguss — Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:33 am
Statistics: Posted by DGeorge — Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:55 pm
Glad I'm not the only one to have those days. Shows that not only do you have to put in time and effort, but also patience and a decent dose of good timing. Of course, the more time you out in, the better the odds is having the right timing at least some of the time (ala fighting griz).
Statistics: Posted by Katie — Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:29 pm
Statistics: Posted by Max — Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:38 pm
_DSC7669 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
Dancing coyotes, January
_DSC9701 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
Canyon pack wolf, February
_DSC5885 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
Pretty Teton fox, March
_DSC3991 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
Big boar, early May
_DSC5183 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
Triplets, late May
_DSC9318 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
Grizzly/Wolf Confrontation, mid June
_DSC0413 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
Nursing yearling, late June
DSC_7974 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
Bull moose in the river, September
This was my biggest "near hit". These two amazing grizzly fights occurred about 2 minutes after I got set up at the carcasses near Lehardy Rapids in early May. Others weren't so fortunate; Keith (lodge trail here on YNet), Bob Landis, and others had just arrived to the parking lot and heard the sounds of the bears fighting. They came running out as fast they could, but just a little too late. Sorry Keith . It was very early in the morning. These are definitely not "technically flawless" images, they are pretty high ISO and slow shutter speeds, but are still some of my favorite images I've ever taken.
_DSC3090 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
_DSC3122 by Sam Parks Photography, on Flickr
My biggest "near miss" was actually a series of misses, lasting an entire day in ealry June. My most unlucky day - a day that I could do nothing right. We all have them. The night before, a mule deer doe had just given birth to two fawns near the road. My plan for the morning was to look around for the mule deer fawns for about an hour and also spend some time looking for pronghorn fawns near the North Entrance and then head up to Norris-Mammoth to spend the day looking for grizz. Well my hour had passed, but I decided to give it 30 more minutes (I should not have). Finally, I went up to Swan Lake Flats. There was a bear eating an elk calf. Cool, I thought, I'm gonna get some pics. Well, that feeling passed, when my friend beckoned me over to his camera to show me what occurred 5 minutes before I got there. The bear had drug away this stillborn calf right by the road. He had the most amazing images. Now, this is something I have wanted to photo for a long time and this was the PERFECT situation. The calf was stillborn, so you don't see the terror in the calf's eyes, the light was absolutely perfect, it was in a clearing in the sagebrush. And I missed it by 5 minutes. Had I stuck to the plan, I would have been there. So here I am getting some "okay" images of the bear feeding on the carcass, nothing really great. I then head back down to the North Entrance to look for the mule deer and pronghorn fawns again. When I get there, another friend of mine told me both the muley fawns and the pronghorn fawns had been out 20 minutes earlier and that it was "the best pronghorn fawn photos I have ever gotten." Great, another miss. So I decide to stick around for a couple hours...nothing. I head back up to Norris-Mammoth road and, just south of Swan Lake Flats, I am informed that I just missed my very favorite bear, the Obsidian sow, putting on a show with her yearling cub. Another miss! It's getting late in the day, by this point. I decided to head back down to Gardner Canyon to spend the rest of the day looking for the fawns. I should not have done this. About 20 minutes after I get down there, my friend calls me up to inform that Quad Mom and her COY were hunting on Swan Lake Flats, and that she had crossed the road, not once, not twice, but three times! Perhaps my worst day ever in the park! I could nothing right! I think the moral of the story is, don't spread yourself too thin. Had I stayed in one spot, I would have gotten some pretty good stuff. Instead, I was jumping around and ended up missing everything.
Statistics: Posted by samparks23 — Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:45 pm
Statistics: Posted by Katie — Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:24 pm
Statistics: Posted by DGeorge — Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:18 am
I don't think one can go wrong either way, but if budget is not a concern and one finds themselves shooting a lot in locations that demand length (Yellowstone, Africa), I imagine the 600 paired with the 200-400 or 100-400 would be an ideal combo.
Statistics: Posted by Max — Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:39 am