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

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Thought I'd start a thread for pronghorns and other wild ungulates. We have lots of pronghorns around here (often, but mistakenly, called an antelope). They're generally much easier to take pictures of than deer.

1. Female pronghorn. She was by the side of the road and just stood there nonchalantly while I snapped away.
2. Male and female pronghorns in a farmer's field.
3. Bison
 

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MichaelHodges

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MichaelHodges said:


Nice picture, Michael. We have lots of moose on the prairies around here, but I've never been able to get a decent shot of them. They never seem to be where I am. People might be surprised to think of moose on the plains. We usually think of them in forests, but they're definitely a feature of our wildlife array.
 

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1. Lunchtime
2. Family grouping
3. Mule deer doe with two yearling fawns
 

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Don Haines

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A few deer from this year...
 

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Very nice pictures Don. I especially like the 3rd one. Nicely done.
 

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Click said:
Very nice pictures Don. I especially like the 3rd one. Nicely done.
Thanks.

After I took the third picture I pulled a book out of the camera bag, sat down, and hoped nobody else would come around. After a while they forgot about me and laid down for a rest....
 

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1.Female mule deer trying to figure a way through a barrier. She finally took a light hop and sailed over the fence as if it wasn't there.
2. Male pronghorn
 

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Bighorn sheep
 

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More wild mountain sheep, grazing (as ungulates are wont to do)
 

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Don Haines said:
After I took the third picture I pulled a book out of the camera bag, sat down, and hoped nobody else would come around. After a while they forgot about me and laid down for a rest....

:) ;D
 
Here are a couple of profiles. Yes, I wish it was not as tight in front of the goat.

Goat was at Glacier National Park and Moose was in Cooke City which is just outside Yellowstone National Park
 

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Trailgoer said:
Here are a couple of profiles. Yes, I wish it was not as tight in front of the goat.

Goat was at Glacier National Park and Moose was in Cooke City which is just outside Yellowstone National Park


I particularly like the shot of the moose.
 
From my adopted home state of Arizona:

Elk at dawn, Grand Canyon (2 months ago, 5D3)

Pronghorn in afternoon, Prescott Valley (2 years ago, 5D2)

Pronghorn at dusk, Buenos Aires NWR (almost 20 years ago, Pentax K1000)
 

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