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Big Horn Ram #1, Grand Canyon‚ May, 2000

At about 6am, after overnighting on a sandbar beneath a shear cliff, someone called out that there were three big horned sheep on the cliffs above our campsite. My camera with 100~400mm zoom lens attached was already mounted on the tripod and virtually all I had to do was swing it around, frame the composition and press the shutter release.

The strong early-morning side light and cliff-face shadow silhouetting the ram all contribute to a bold and effective wildlife photograph. It was made all the more exciting for me by having been taken not more than 10 feet from my still warm sleeping bag.

Photographed with a Canon EOS-1V and 100~400mm f/5.6L IS lens on Fuji Provia 100F

Friendly Frogs, Grand Canyon‚ May, 2000

As we were loading the rafts one morning this pair of friendly frogs were sighted by the river bank. Not wishing to intrude on their private moment I used a long telephoto lens. Love can be found everywhere‚ e...

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