February 21-26, 2016
My last National Geographic Expeditions Photography tour of the 2015/2016 season went out with a bang. Great weather, loads of wildlife, interesting participants and a motivated National Geographic Expert Photographer (Dan Westergren) combined to make guiding this trip a breeze.
It's seemed like this winter in particular was a great one for red fox, but this trip was the RED FOX Trip. You couldn't hardly take a picture without a red fox in it (okay, exaggeration, but I bet we saw fourteen of the little vulpes this particular week.) Add to the list coyotes and wolves, making a three dog day, bison, elk, pronghorn, and numerous birds all in a variety of light conditions and I couldn't have asked to fill out the winter season better.
Here are a few of my shots from the trip. If you wonder where my shots of all that wildlife are remember I'm guiding ... my job is to help my clients get great images, not take pictures myself.
I'll close this post with an example of why I enjoy photography and guiding so much. Below are two photos taken from the same footbridge across the Firehole River at about the same time on different days. The feel of each picture is so different as to almost be different subjects. How could anyone get bored with such ever-changing beauty?
Until next time - keep traveling and enjoying the beauty of this wonderful planet.