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DNPhoto
11-20-2010, 03:35 PM
I just got back from a two week trip to Jasper, Banff and Kootenay National Parks. I was looking for wildlife to photograph. I started in Jasper then made my way south to Banff and Kootenay National Park. In Jasper there were a number of Elk still hanging around from their mating season.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/5171478543_c78222d330_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5171478543/)
Elk 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5171478543/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

There were also a number of Bighorn Sheep in the area.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5172081814_0856867079_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5172081814/)
Bighorn 3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5172081814/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5172098308_6e4c3b77a4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5172098308/)
Bighorn snow 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5172098308/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

Heading down to Banff I came across this Coyote.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5172098938_009e035a2a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5172098938/)
Coyote (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5172098938/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr


My favorite part of the trip was in Kootenay National Park when I came across a number of wolves. This black one was very cool.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5186519506_b371ebac1d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5186519506/)
Black Wolf Swimming (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5186519506/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5190427449_2f3775be69_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5190427449/)
Black Wolf Xing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5190427449/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1286/5185918625_c0b40b05b4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5185918625/)
Black Wolf (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5185918625/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

I also came across a cute coyote.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5190433633_317d7b1301_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5190433633/)
Coyote Searching (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5190433633/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

Sorry for the long post. It just seemed easier to do it this way. I did make a video travel log of my trip. They aren't the most exciting videos (and they are long) but it does show the blind and setup I was using to get the wolf pictures. Here's the link YouTube - lensslave's Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/lensslave)

Kawarthabob
11-20-2010, 04:10 PM
wickedly sharp photos!Nice set!

Gem
11-20-2010, 04:56 PM
Great set. The second coyote one, and the close-up of the bighorn sheep are the ones I like best. And, yes, they are amazingly sharp! I also like your travel log videos, they're sorta fun to listen to :) and also to see how it's done.

Andrew
11-20-2010, 06:08 PM
All great shots. You were lucky to see so much in one trip. Especially the wolf.

DNPhoto
11-20-2010, 09:38 PM
Thanks gang! It was a fun trip. I hope to go back for more photos soon. And thanks Gem, the videos aren't meant to be great quality or particularly interesting. I just like to document my little trip for future reference. Plus they are kind of fun to make and gives me something to do and someone to talk to when I'm alone in the scary woods;-)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5193827942_ee04667cf5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5193827942/)
Wolf Hunting (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9453805@N07/5193827942/) by Dan Newcomb Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/9453805@N07/), on Flickr

JAS_Photo
11-21-2010, 03:41 AM
Cool set! That black wolf is awesome!

Redneck
11-21-2010, 06:17 AM
All amazing images, but the intense stare of the first yote, and the ram profile shot, are definitely my favourites.

kat
11-21-2010, 11:33 AM
Love this set! Great job..and your set up/gear..lvoe it!

Gem
11-21-2010, 02:30 PM
And thanks Gem, the videos aren't meant to be great quality or particularly interesting. I just like to document my little trip for future reference. Plus they are kind of fun to make and gives me something to do and someone to talk to when I'm alone in the scary woods;-)

Nonetheless, it was fun and interesting! And you certainly seemed like you were enjoying it :) Nice camouflage :thumbup:

jude01
11-21-2010, 04:21 PM
love the wolfs eyes on the 3rd shot of him

Mad Aussie
11-21-2010, 05:21 PM
Awesome set. Cool to see the clothing and set up as well.

I think the Bighorn Snow and Black Wolf (love those eyes) are my favs in this lot.

takeapeek
11-24-2010, 02:12 PM
Thanks for sharing. I have just registered and I hope I enjoy this site.

Marko
11-24-2010, 02:27 PM
Wonderful set DNP!

Iguanasan
11-24-2010, 02:34 PM
It is a completely wonderful set! Just awesome. Don't think I could pick a favourite though :)

Wicked Dark
11-24-2010, 03:16 PM
you have more patience & perseverance than I. An outstanding set.

Donna
11-24-2010, 04:53 PM
Beautiful shots! Looks like you had a great trip! A nice variety of animals you have captured :)