Since getting a new computer I have sort of neglected the left-over photos on my Desktop that were forgotten in the move from a Desktop PC to a Macbook Pro. Well I had some pretty good photos from the Zoo here in Bismarck the Dakota Zoo, that I wanted to have a home for, so here we are!
While I tried to keep the photos as "wild" as possible, that is pretty much impossible in a Zoo. Oh well.
Super cute baby Mountain Sheep, I believe.
Tigers and Bears and Cougars... and an Otter!
Thanks for reading! I'm sure I'll go back when it is green out.
So I had a couple people ask about my timelapses from last year, and I realized that they were all spread around through flickr, facebook, vimeo, and youtube, so I decided to cut them all together into one 3-minute video. Enjoy!
Thanks for watching! Timelapses are some of my favorite things to do, though I am not super great at them yet.
And Teddy Roosevelt National Park is pretty much looking exactly the same as it did in my last post (and the first one ever on my blog here!) That being said, though, we (my wife and I) did see a ton more Bison than we did last time, so this is like to be a bison-heavy post. It'll also be a very photo-heavy post, so be prepared for that...
This is going to end up being a 5-camera post, so plenty to look at! 5 cameras: Nikon D4, Nikon D3s, Nikon D7000, Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite, Fujifilm X-T1 with 8 different lenses. Way too much going on, but they do their jobs very very well.
So many bison herds chilling everywhere. Lots to look at and take photos of.
Unfortunately they close the long road loop in the park during the winter, so we weren't really able to get out here to get any pictures in the snow, but it still looks very nice in the spring and fall, and even better in the summer. We bought a year-long pass, which I am sure we will use when we come back this summer. It'll be nice to see the park green again, as it has been a couple years since we were there in the summer.
There was a good amount of younger bison, probably around a year old or so. So not newborn tiny, but still fairly small compared to the adult ones around. While the light wasn't the best (especially compared to the last time we were here) it was still all right. Fairly soft light which leads to a nice lack of hard shadows.
This guy has magnificent facial hair. Look at that finely groomed beard!
Of course we couldn't get away without taking some regular landscape photos, as well.
There is just something awesome about the Nikon D3s sensor. I don't know what it is, but it just gives great colors and a super nice overall look to the photos, something that my D4 doesn't really do. My Fuji cameras are definitely closer in quality to the D3s in that regard.
There is definitely a distinct difference in the colors between my Fuji cameras and the Nikon ones. The Nikon cameras tend to give a more clinical image, whereas the Fuji ones give a more artistic one, if that makes sense.
Anyways, as usual it was taking forever to drive around the loop in the park, since we were stopping to get out and take photos so much. But that was the whole point! Also carrying WAY too much stuff.
We also were on the lookout for some of the wild horses that live in the park as well. While we didn't see as many as we did Bison, we still saw a few. They are way prettier looking than the Bison, as well. There was one brown one near the highest point in the park that was super photogenic with his mane and tail blowing in the wind.
After moving on a ways we found more wild horses! We were getting pretty close to sunset, so this was going to be our last stop. This next one is another one of my favorites.
This spot is generally the one that we tend to end up at around sunset, with a nice bend in the river that makes for very nice landscape photos.
And of course you have to have a massive panorama! Click through the image to get to the full-sized image over on flickr.
And I did manage to get a good shot of a deer.
That about wraps it up. I'll leave you with one more photo, though.
Bison are weird.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for making it all the way to the bottom, this post is a bit ridiculously long.
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