Okay, perhaps that title applies to me at times…I most certainly would rather be in the studio (or pretty much anywhere) creating art than doing domestic chores! But this post is about some animal art I’ve been creating lately. I’ve had a blast with the Digital Pet Portraits but it’s also fun just to branch out and make artwork just for the sake of making it. Pure pleasure, if you will. These are some of the new “wildlife” images I’ve created during the winter months:
If they aren’t on the website yet, they will be soon. I’ve got a list of other animals I’d like to do soon but it seems like there are always more ideas than time to execute them! We will see what happens!
Well, it’s finally here. The last post from my trip out west last fall. I think I’ve been spreading them out for so long so it won’t feel so final. But all good things have to end. Then again, all good memories remain! Today I’m sharing some photos taken of deer, antelope, elk and burro.
It was fun to see the mule deer with their big ears, so different than the ones here in Indiana.
I was SO excited to see antelope for the first time! And the second. And for several days after that. They certainly aren’t scarce!! 🙂
The elk seemed plentiful as well. It was fun to watch this one large herd and it’s bossy bull who kept a close eye on all the cows. What a ruckus he raised when they wandered the least bit!
In Custer State Park there is a large band of burros that were left behind by miners many years ago. The day I visited the park they were a friendly greeting committee as I entered one portion of the park. How sweet they looked!
I rolled down the window to snap their photos and quickly realized that I certainly wasn’t the first visitor they’d encountered. Their heads popped in my window, begging for treats and attention.
The first fellow got a juice apple from my lunch box.
Little did I know that around each corner there were more of these “greeters” just waiting for me.
Eventually I had to roll up the windows and just keep motoring forward.
So that is the end of the animal photos, I hope you enjoyed viewing them. I had fun seeing them all again as I selected the ones I was going to share with you. Now I am just wondering what new adventures this year will bring. I guess we will find out together!
Continuing with some more animal images today. The last critter post featured domestic animals (cows, horses, sheep). This time we’re moving into the wildlife realm! Now I will be the first to say that some of these aren’t going to win any competitions but I sure had a great time traveling around and taking them. Several of these animals I’d never seen “in the wild” and it was a kick just seeing them, even if I couldn’t capture a decent photo of all of them. 🙂 This is the best shot of a moose that I could capture…although I could hear them and see their outlines through the brush.
I believe this is the calf, there was a bull, a cow and a calf all in the same area at Rocky Mountain National Park. What a racket the cow made when the calf wandered far at all! I also saw a large bull laying under a tree when I was passing through Medicine Bow National Forrest, but it was so far away and so shaded by the tree that it was pretty much unrecognizable in the photos I took. I know he was there though!!
This buffalo/bison (sorry, I can’t seem to tell one from the other) was fun to watch, he sauntered across the field, leisurely laid down in the tall grass, rolled over on his back flailing his hooves in the air several times, stood up & shook the dust off for a few minutes and then went about his business.
I had visited several parks before I finally saw him – I was beginning to think I wouldn’t ever see any! Of course after the first one then seemed to come out of the wood work!
The goats were all photographed in the Badlands National Park. I ran across several of them feeding or laying around when I first started taking photos of them.
Eventually I was lucky enough to see a group of them high up on a hillside climbing, jumping and eventually running down the hill.
What a fantastic site!
The next (& final) critter post will be of deer, antelope, elk and some friendly burros. It will be along soon!