A Pronghorn buck in winter

A Pronghorn buck in winterA Pronghorn buck in winter – Nikon D300, f7.1, 1/2500, ISO 500, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

It has been quite some time since I have photographed Pronghorn on Antelope Island State Park because it seems that the Pronghorn have kept mostly to the west and south sides of the island this winter. This image is from about a year ago when there was heavy snow on the island and a herd of Pronghorn were searching for food not too far from the Visitor’s Center. The Pronghorn were nibbling on the dried Moth Mullein stems and weren’t paying much attention to us until another car pulled up and the people in it jumped out of the vehicle. Then the Pronghorn became nervous and moved away from us and the other people.

I can understand the excitement of the people in that vehicle though because until I moved to Utah I could not get close to the Pronghorn I saw in Colorado or Wyoming because they were super skittish and wary of people. But on Antelope Island State Park and some locations in southwestern Montana I can get close enough to take images of these amazing creatures.

Mia

 

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