Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A pronghorn looks surprised, Yellowstone National Park

Pronghorn surprised to see me?

One of the challenges of photographing the megafauna of Yellowstone National Park is that many of them (at least the herbivores) are ruminants. This means that they spend an awful lot of their time chewing. This can make for the occasional comical shot (this one looks surprised, doesn't it?), but it can also lead to a lot of photos with less than facial ideal expressions. But in the end, you take what nature gives you -- and make the most of the frequent chewers.

View more photos of this beautiful species in my Pronghorn Gallery.

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful animal and your photography is beyond stunning.

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  2. I was able to get some pronghorn on this last road trip. Most were in Wyoming and no where as close as your boy here. I think I need a bigger lens.

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  3. LOL ... even with gaping mouth, outstanding!

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  4. This is such a great photo of a pronghorn!

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  5. I love wildlife photos such as this one.

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  6. The expression of the pronghorn was like he was caught in the act of doing something bad.He was like, "I'm not chewing on your crops again, Farmer Joe."

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  7. Looking over your recent posts, we were close by there a month ago. I am adoring the moose, and the pronghorn. My daughter told me that the Bison were just big pets. This is my adult daughter! Anyways, what a beautiful blog.

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  8. He does look rather startled. Great capture!

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  9. Lovely image of a new species for me. As you say a lovely expression

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