Tag Archives: Antelope

Where The Deer And The Antelope Play

Just when you can’t imagine it getting any better, another nature experience redefines extraordinary.

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Last night produced another repeat “low crawl” sunset photo shoot of Annie the Antelope and during the process, Curious George the adolescent Whitetail Buck showed up to join the party. I somehow managed to get even closer to Annie (about 25 Ft.) and captured some amazing shots with her silhouetted by the sunset.

20170707-Where The Deer And The Antelope Play (2)Just when she became uncomfortable with me invading her space, George showed up and he proceeded to allow me to get within 15 Ft. to take close-ups with my camera’s flash as he ate leaves off our Aspen trees. Katie suggested that we open a petting Zoo and charge admission for photo ops.

Finally, It’s unbelievable how much the two Prong horn fawns have grown in 3 weeks. They are now very feisty and strong – running around, jumping and playing with the discovery of their newfound leg strength.

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More to follow and – Plan your trips!

T.O.

PS: Had to take a snake away from Earnie (the Cat) and I was, fortunately, able to release it unharmed. He wasn’t happy at all. He later had a Montana Standoff with George before sprinting to the Garage for cover.

More From Montana – 20170705

Did the “low crawl” sneak on Annie the Antelope this evening around sunset and got within 30 Ft. (Zombro would be proud). Not sure how much longer the Prong horn family (speed goats) will be in the hood but we just learned that they are actually the second fastest animal on the planet (second only to the Cheetah) with a top sprinting speed over 60 MPH.

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Some additional entertaining shots from yesterday. Earnie playing dead, Momma and the kids out for a hike and the Bozeman Nebula (fireworks display from our deck).

More to follow and – Plan your trips!

T.O.

More MT Moments For The Holiday – 20170703

A little MT nature photography to make your July 4th holiday.

Now it’s Cindy (Sarah’s horse) that has negotiated a deal with Annie the Antelope and they are now sharing the round pen.

This morning I was able to get within 50 Ft. of her for the best close up shots thus far.

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We are now about to experience this thing called SUMMER in MT as our weather locks into a high pressure system for the next two weeks. The forecast is for Cobalt blue Sunny skies with Temps in the 90’s and humidity between 15 and 30%.

I also managed to get a few sunset shots that were unusual. One panoramic shot caught a lightning bolt and one displayed “blood” raining down from the skies.

More to follow and – Plan your trips!

T.O.

Your MT moment for the week of 6/28

A little MT nature photography to make your week (cut me some slack as I can’t fish with my Hip damage, so I have to shoot something).

Evidently, Eddie has negotiated a deal with Momma Antelope and they are now co-habituating as close as 50 Ft. to our house.  This would never happen with a Whitetail or Mule deer and it’s interesting to observe. Continue reading »

Montana Moment for 6/10

A little nature photography to start your weekend.

It has been a great four days here in Bozeman that began Wednesday AM when we have had the privilege of seeing Momma Antelope drop a baby fawn just below our home.

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Wednesday PM presented a great amplified sunset that allowed me to capture uncle Blair’s favorite deck chairs.  Thursday PM produced a dark gray cold front move across the Gallatin valley. And finally, this morning at 5:40 a massive cold front wedge moved in that abruptly dropped temperatures to 39 degrees packed with wind gusts of 30 miles an hour.

More to follow and – Plan your trips!

T.O.