Pronghorns, deer, bison and other ungulates in the wild...

NancyP

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 17, 2013
1,297
14
Are pronghorn good eating?
Cute as the local white-tail deer may be, I am quite grateful for the pot hunters and other hobby hunters who thin the population every fall. In addition to the occasional venison sausage that shows up at pot-luck, I have the satisfaction of knowing that my likelihood of hitting one of the darn critters on the highway is reduced by the diligence of our hunters.
 

Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
12,517
1,051
Canada
jcammn said:
Took over 400 pictures of bison on my last Custer trip but this is the only one I was truly happy with..
Very nice shot. Well done.
 

dcm

Good or bad - it's not the gear.
Apr 18, 2013
741
79
R1-7D said:
dcm said:
Encountered a herd of 150+ elk in RMNP. 6D / Tamron 150-600
Beautiful shots! That last one too, especially. :)
Thanks. I wasn't able to get quite as close as you. I like to expression - seems like its begging a caption.
 

dpc

EOS 1D MK II
Dec 11, 2013
5,682
2,107
Western Canada
I originally created a separate thread for these but just realized I'd created this one previously, so I'm moving the pictures over. I wasn't very successful in capturing catchlights in the eyes and didn't want to induce them artificially. This is the largest herd of pronghorns I've seen this year. You can usually get much closer to them than you can deer. Their speed is unparalleled in North America so I suppose at some primitive level they are less frightened.
 

Attachments