•July 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment
The Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo is an amazing event to watch and photograph. The skills of the cowboys and the horses are impressive. Westcliffe is a “cowboy” town in southern Colorado where they hold the annual Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo – keeping the west in Westcliffe.
My wildlife photography skills came in very handy photographing the rodeo events, especially the Tie-Down event. A cowboy, riding his horse with lasso whipping, must chase down a calf, lasso the neck, jump from his horse, wrestle the calf to the ground, then tie three legs together all in a race against time.
See the following sequence where the event is captured:
•May 5, 2016 • 7 Comments
In honor of Mother’s Day, I have a new show titled:
Wild Moms and Their Babies (Wildlife and their Young)
The show is on view at the Wildlife Experience Museum (University of Colorado – www.southdenver.cu.edu) in Parker, Colorado (suburb of Denver). The show will be at the museum May, June, July and August, 2016.
A reception will be held on Friday, June 24th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at the Museum Atrium.
Some of the images can be viewed on my website at:
Wild Moms and Their Babies – Wildlife and Their Young
Images of the hanging:
•January 22, 2016 • 10 Comments
You are cordially invited to view my “Grizzly Bears of Alaska” photography exhibit at the Arts Alive Gallery, Breckenridge, Colorado.
As the Featured Artist for the month of February, I will have my framed and unframed prints viewable at the gallery from February 1 to February 28, 2016. The exhibit features grizzly bears and their cubs.
A reception will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 4-8pm at the gallery.
I look forward to seeing you and sharing wildlife stories.
•January 7, 2016 • 5 Comments
Mule deer can easily jump a fence. It does take confidence and skill. In this case a small herd of 6 does and one buck encounter a barbed wire fence. Five does jump and one goes under. They also get plenty of practice since the ranches and range lands are cluttered with fences in Summit County, Colorado. Some landowners, considerate of the wildlife, will remove the bottom strand to allow wildlife to move easily under the fence. If only that were the case for all ranchers and fences. No doubt, this one deer will eventually learn to jump over the fence.
Under the Fence
The buck patiently watches and waits until all of its herd members have cleared the fence. Then it easily jumps over the fence to lead the herd across Ute Pass road, over another fence, then out into the range land in search of grazing vegetation.
Canon 7D Mark 2, Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 Mark 2, 1/2000 sec, f/8.0, ISO 800
Canon 7D Mark 2, Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 Mark 2, 1/1600 sec, f/8.0, ISO 640
On another occasion and location last spring, I was able to capture on video a small herd of mule deer jumping a fence. All it takes is one to start:
Follow the Leader