Neener neener neener!

November 04, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Wildlife, Bighorn Sheep, Ram, AnimalTaunting Bighorn

 

Neener neener neener! Or something to that effect. Quit often wildlife can be very difficult to photograph. Always moving, looking away from the camera or just being in unflattering positions. This provokes us (the photographer) to commonly ask, beg and plead with the animal(s) to do us a small favor and stay, move or look into the camera. All the time knowing that they just don't understand us, or do they? It would make photographing wildlife so much easier.

There can be a variety of issues that cause photographers to play a “cat and mouse” game with the animals they are trying to photograph. While respecting their invisible boundaries, we set up to capture the best light in a good composition. And then the animal turns or move behind a tree and we quickly move to set up again. This can go on for a long time, constantly moving to get into the right spot. With their great awareness for what is around them, I personally believe these animals are doing this on purpose. If they could only understand what we are mumbling under our breath and just take a little direction! But, they don’t.

On this occasion, this Bighorn not only knew what I was saying but wanted to let me know he wasn't going to cooperate by sticking his tongue out at me. Which I have now learned is a universal sign for taunting with both animals and humans. Who Knew?  

Sometimes, animals know a lot more than we give them credit for.

 

As always, I would love to hear your comments, stories or questions, Thanks for taking the time to read my Blog.

 

 

          

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