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Wildlife Fine Art Prints

Moose Calf Portrait, Yellowstone National Park, closeup, cute, bokah,
rising moon, bull elk, silhoutte, Yellowstone National Park, night,
Bighorns, Flying Snow, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, winter, closeup, action rutting season, the rut,
This wildlife collecton does not include my Grizzly Bears & Wolves as a have seperate collections of them
Hungry Beaver, Grand Teton Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Bison, Clouds, Mountains, Grand Teton National park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Mountain goats, snow storm, Snake River Range, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Bison, buffalo, old faithful, yellowstone National park, storm
The saddest bear, black bear, brown phase, shaggy, Yellowstone National Park
fighting bull moose, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Red Fox, Grand Tetons, Grand Teton National Park, jackson Hole, Wyoming
Bull moose, winter, Grand Tetons, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Buffalo, bison, where buffalo roam, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park
Ramming bighorn rams, bighorn sheep, ram tough, dodge, collision, impact, National Elk Refuge
Bull elk, full moon, Yellowstone National Park, morning, fog,
Coyote On The Hunt, Yellowstone National park, closeup, portrait,
Bighorn Ramejumping, leap of faith, mountain goat, kid, alpine Wyoming, Snake River Range
River Otter family, Yellowstone National Park, wyoming, trout lake
Buffalo, bison, alpenglow, grand teton, Grand teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Bighron sheep ram, snowstorm, fat snow flakes, heavy snow, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Bull moose, grand tetons, jackson hole, wyoming, winter, grand teton national park
Elephant Seal fight, conflict, ouch, San Simeon, california
Elk Herd, rutting season, bugling bull elk, autumn, fall colors
Mountain goat, precipice, hidden lake, Glacier National Park, Bearhat Mountain, landscape
Strutting bull elk, jackson hole, wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, backlight, orange, yellow, autumn, rutting season, elk herd, bull elk,
Elk Herd, Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Fighting Bison Locking Horns, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Wildlife
Trumpeter swan family, cignets, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Collision, Fighting Rams, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Trophy Bull elk, granite peak, Grand Teton National Park, the Grand Teton,
Prowling Cross Fox, Grand Teton National Park, Wyomng
Kananiskis Country, Bighorn Sheep, pond, reflection, landscape, canadian rockies, Alberta, Canada, wildlife, Limestone peaks, summer, blue sky, pastoral, wild, wilderness, forest, herd, pristine, geology, strata, wildlife landscape,
Blackbear eating berries, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Pika Portrait, Caribout Targhee National Forest, Swan Valley, Idaho
Bull Elk Under Rainbow, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Thirteen Point Mule Deer Buck, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Trophy, autumn,
Wildlife Photography •
Daryl L. Hunter photographing elephant in Africa
Me, Daryl L. Hunter photographing an Elephant. A telephoto lens makes me appear to be closer than I am.

Wildlife is a large part of my portfolio; I photograph wildlife only in wild places! I see other photographers making good money photographing animals in game farms and zoos and it is slightly tempting to join the gravy train. As tempting as it is, the way I see it, as soon as I photograph in a game farm I have thrown doubt onto the rest of my portfolio and ruined its integrity. If anyone buys a wildlife photo from Daryl L. Hunter they will know it was a product of the wild.

The name of the game in wildlife photography; whether you’re trying to capture a herd of elephants on the Serengeti Plains or squirrels in your backyard is patience. Wildlife photography is a pursuit that is challenging, frustrating, but ultimately very rewarding. Most wild animals also have keen senses of smell and hearing, this means that wildlife photographers should have the knowledge to do their jobs so as to not to alert the animals of their presence as much as possible.

Portraits of animals are fun to take. By portraits, I mean a close-up mage; however, showing animal behavior is often more interesting.  Admittedly, we often have to wait for an animal to exhibit behavior. Animals twitch, flap their wings, blink, and generally find a way to frustrate even the most patient photographer. Wild animals are going to do what they’re going to do. Unfortunately, you can’t ask them to look this way, do something cute, or stand where the light is better, although I do anyway. You have to be there, and ready, when they decide to look cute or do something interesting. Be prepared to wait, and wait, and wait, it takes a long time to get good wildlife shots, even longer to make great ones.

Daryl L. Hunter photographing moose in Jackson Hole Wyoming
Me photographing a herd of moose

Learning about your subject and its behavior; being in the right place at the right time; having a great deal of patience and reverence for the animal you wish to photograph, the last of those being most important. Reverence would include respect; hence, don’t push, them, crowd them and if they want to go somewhere, get out of the way. More than anything, however, since wildlife is unpredictable, a tremendous amount of luck is involved also!

Unlike many other types of photography that rely on staged and posed subjects, wildlife photography does not. The subjects in this type of photography are wild, and they are captured as such.  The more time you spend with your subjects, the more likely your images will be intimate and revealing. The better you know them, the more it will show.

Creating engaging images of animals, wherever they may be, can surely only enhance the viewer’s appreciation of them, and perhaps promote and contribute to conservation efforts. In today’s modern world, natural settings are rapidly diminishing. This means that the wildlife that lives in these natural settings is diminishing as well. In fact, scientists estimate that human encroachment causes several animal species to become extinct each and every day.

These challenges give much satisfaction when the stars align for a winning image. Being out there a lot isn't too bad either!

 

 

 

 


Featured collections, prints, and blogs
Featured Collection
I recently returned from California and had the opportunity to capture the Super Bloom. I added several captures to the California Landscape Gallery.
Featured Prints

Moose in the Tetons

It is a rare day when you can capture a perfect reflection of the Grand Tetons in the Snake River with the bonus of a moose or two. As a photography guide as well as a landscape photographer, I have been to this spot hundreds of times and this day made me very happy!

A Venice Evening

Photographing Venice Italy is amazing at any time of day but it positively glows shortly after sunset. Photographers call the time after sunset before it gets totally dark the “blue hour.” It is a great time to take photos, especially cityscapes, as the intermingling of natural and artificial light creates dramatic effects and the world is imbued with blue. The juxtaposition of warm and cold light can be quite pleasing.

Strolling Grizzly

Close encounters with grizzly bears are always fun, it its the exhilaration 

Featured Blogs

Cortina d’Ampezzo – shooting the Dolomites, take two

By Daryl L. Hunter

In the spring of 2017 a photo assignment, once again, took me Naples Italy. I again had the opportunity to return the Dolomite Alps, a mountain landscape that blew me away on my first visit. My first trip to the Dolomite Mountains in 2014 I had a marvelous time exploring the mountains of South Tyrol and Trento basing out of Bolzano or Bozen, as the locals know it. The Italian Dolomites offer a unique corner of the Alps with distinctive geology and a fascinating blend of cultures. This time I will hit Cortina d’Ampezzo.

 

Age and pursuit?

I am at that awkward stage of aging where I sometimes forget about it, usually while in pursuit of an elusive photo with a rapid expiration date. It wasn’t until I was forty-three when I took on the task of fatherhood. Another task I added concurrently was to not appear to be the old guy to my young son Scott. I went too much pain to appear to be fifteen years younger, activity wise, than the weary carcass beneath the weary smile.