Any trip through the national parks of Jasper, Banff and Kootenay and the Rocky Mountain Trench is good, and the weather was spectacular. However, this time the wildlife remained elusive. Even my usual guarantee of bighorn sheep did not prove up. But the scenery was stunning.
|Along the Athabasca River on Highway 16 in Jasper. Richard Wright photos.|
|Mule deer, 70-200 f2.8 after a slow stalk across open ground. Richard Wright photo.|
|Whitetail, 70-200 f2.8 Nikkor, from the passenger side window. |
Typical of whitetail I had about 2 minutes of shooting before they bolted. Richard Wright photo
|Two Mule deer, in morning light, using my truck as a blind I followed them for |
about 20 minutes. 70-200 f2.8 Nikkor. Richard Wright photo.
|Wapiti, or elk, in Jasper. Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8. Richard Wright photos.|
No luck with sheep, goats or wolves, and bears seem to still be denning. Tomorrow I head south along the Icefields Highway. It's all good. Let's face it - any day of photography is better than a day in the office.
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And the Hong Kong diaries are coming soon.