One of the highlights on this private Wildlife Photography Tour was finding this Bald Eagle with a decent sized trout. Not a bad mid-day meal...
Overall, the day was windy and cold but were able to see rutting bighorns, bison plowing through deep snow, distant wolves, over 30 mature bull elk, and 6 moose. The day was awesome and again, Yellowstone delivered nicely!
If you love Yellowstone during the summer months, just wait until you see it covered in a glistening blanket of freshly fallen snow. On our blog, we're sharing a few of our favorite winter tours in Yellowstone that we hope you can see for yourself! Tap the link in bio for details. https://bit.ly/2BiVPrA
🐂 Buffalo or Bison? If you answered either, you're correct! The American Bison had a population around 60 MILLION back in the late 18th century. 😯 In fact, they were so abundant, early settlers hunted the animal until it was nearly extinct. With conservation efforts there is about 200 thousand living buffalo left in the United States. 🐮
This one lives in Yellowstone National Park. Cute huh? We think so. 😆
Hey ewe 😜
In regards to our last post “name this Wyoming baby” the answer is Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. This specific herd winters in the Northfork area between Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. Fun facts: •Bighorn sheep are named after their massive, spiral horns. These horns can reach lengths up to 3ft and weigh up to 30lbs •Amazing Balance, not only standing but bouncing from ledge to ledge as narrow as 2in wide. •Head to Head combat between males, smashing into each other at speeds up to 20MPH
Amazing Wyoming critters indeed photo credit lightweaverphotography #codywyoming#bighornsheep
Hi, this is Cindy Goeddel @goeddelphotography posting a part of my takeover and I want to share a few more winter photography tips. If you have any questions about photographing Yellowstone in winter, keep an eye out for a Q&A shortly!
Winter tracks tell tales. Learn to identify the snow tracks of species you wish to photograph, then follow the tracks with a scope or binoculars. For example, in Hayden Valley be on high alert for fresh otter slides. In 2016 we were rewarded with three otters that romped though nearly 5 miles of fresh powder, fishing along the way and eventually sliding down the steep bank of the Upper Yellowstone Falls.
Composition. Select a background that will best showcase your subject, such as untracked snow or a steaming creek. Plan your composition accordingly and then wait for the animal to enter your frame to let the magic begin.
Loupe Before You Leave. There is no crying in baseball and there is no down time in photography! In between the action is not the time to start chatting with others. Socializing can wait for when you are back in the snow-coach. Before you leave, and in between captures, you should be double checking your focus, settings, histogram, AND borders. It’s crazy that after spending 4 hours on a subject, someone in the evening discovers that they were shooting in jpeg by mistake or that their shutter speed was too slow or their exposure too dark or that none of the eyes are sharp or you cut off the tip of the Great Gray’s tail...etc. etc. Make it a habit to check and double check as you photograph. In the field, I love using the Hoodman Loupe (@hoodmanusa) to zoom in and check for critical sharpness, depth of field, and for proper detail in the shadows.
If you are interested in seeing more of my work or learning about upcoming workshops, please give my website a visit: goeddelphotography.com (link in BIO @goeddelphotography).
What is on your list: Snowcoach Tour OR Snowmobile Tour?
TOMORROW (12/14) is the last day to take advantage of our
WINTER EARLY BIRD SALE —>Book a Snowcoach Tour or Snowmobile Tour and receive discounted lodging rates at our West Yellowstone hotels: Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone!
LINK IN BIO FOR ALL OF THE DETAILS ON THIS SPECIAL AND TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM AND TOUR!
Yellowstone in the winter🙌