This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Earth, which is appropriate, given that Saturday is Earth Day. So I figured that I would do a weeklong series of different views of the Earth that I have experienced. Feel free to join in with the fun!
One of the areas of amazing diversity is the Animal Kingdom. The level of adaptation to the opportunities presented in our planet’s environment is simply stunning! From bacteria that thrive in volcanic vents on the bottom of the ocean to birds of paradise that create mating displays beyond human comprehension and everything in between!
Among my favorites is the moose, featured in our fourth episode…
This image was captured in June, 2006, during a photography weekend led by the wonderful photographer, Mark Picard, whose moose and nature photography are stunning! As it happened, we were graced by a significant amount of rain during this weekend, for which I was prepared; one of the advantages of doing a lot of outdoor photography in New England is that preparation for lots of different weather conditions becomes second nature.
Despite the weather, we saw around 27 moose in under three days, which was phenomenal. This bull was very happy grazing the underwater vegetation in this pond and was clealy not affected by the rain 🙂
This images were captured with Canon EOS 1D MkII using a Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG lens. Exposure settings were 1/250 second at f/5.6 and 1000 ISO.