Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Beautiful Mammoth Hot Springs

I went digging through my archives and found these photos of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Definitely one of my favorite places to visit and photograph, this place never ceases to amaze me with its beauty.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Deer Calisthenics

This blog post is brought to you by our local wildlife. They are quite entertaining sometimes. As I was returning from my morning walk this past summer, I caught these guys nibbling on our neighbor's crab apple tree. Unfortunately I couldn't get as close as I'd like since that would scare them off.  The reason I hesitated to do so can be found in the last photo.  If you take a good look at it, you will see a deer in the left hand corner standing on its hind legs to reach the tasty treats. (Well, tasty and crab apples may not really go together, but the deer seem to love them.)  I have seen the deer perform this trick before, but I have never been fortunate enough to capture it with my camera.  While, I do wish I had been closer, I weighed my options and decided I'd rather have the distance shot than nothing at all.  After capturing the deer doing calisthenics to reach its meal, I decided to continue to head home.  To do so, I had to take a path that goes right by these particular trees.  Sure enough they made a run for it, and I was happy to know I'd made the correct decision.