Saturday, January 22, 2011

Camera Critters: Winter Wildlife

While many fellow bloggers report significant snowfall in their area, we have received little as of yet, but the temperatures have been extremely bitter during much of December and January.  Wildlife faces a bitter struggle to survive at this time of year, especially when there is a deep snow cover or food sources are covered in ice, but survival is difficult even without the snow and animals and birds feed and rest in areas that are exposed to the rays of the winter sun, and sheltered as much as possible from the brutal winds.

Whitetail Doe Pauses From Feeding To Check For Danger
Whitetail Buck Emerges To Feed In Meadow
Eastern Wild Turkey Gobblers Cross A Winter Meadow

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Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill

Monday, January 17, 2011

You Won't See This Picture In Most Hunting Magazines

I well recall reading and being told in person that the wildlife photographer should strive to capture images or video footage of animals doing something.  Of course a well posed portrait of an animal is a worthy goal to strive for, but there is something special about a photograph that captures the moment of peak action, or unusual or seldom seen behavior..

While this applies to many types of photographs such as male animals fighting, etc regardless of the intended market, it seems that a certain type of wildlife photograph is seldom, if ever, selected for magazines or calendars that are targeted toward the consumptive user of wildlife.

Whitetail Bucks Interact
In a series of posts in the near future we hope to explore various aspects of the subject of anthropomorphism, and types of animal behavior that are not commonly seen by the general public.  In doing so we hope to arrive at an understanding as to why the above photograph is not likely to grace the pages of an outdoor magazine, anytime soon.

Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard C. Hill