I guess this would be Nature Photog

Discussion in 'Nature Photography' started by royinidaho, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Since his wife works at the Old Faithful clinic and Alex Wypyszinski, 63, works at the



    Old Faithful post office, he always has a couple of hours after he drops her off to shoot
    photographs. He's never without his camera.

    That's a good thing, because on May 24 Wypyszinski shot a series of photos any



    professional photographer would give their eye teeth to have. As Wypyszinski stepped

    out of his car to shoot some scenic photos of the steam rising off of the snow-shrouded

    banks of the Firehole River near Fountain Flats, he heard a strange sound - galloping.

    It took a moment for the source of the sound to appear - a grizzly bear chasing a wounded

    bison right down the middle of the paved road.

    "At first I couldn't figure out what it was," he said in a telephone interview Friday from

    North Carolina where he was visiting family. "That bison was so beat up I thought that

    that bear had been munching on it awhile. But it had to be going 25 to 30 miles per

    hour when it went by me."

    Wypyszinski said he thought about jumping on top of the car so he could keep shooting

    as the animals drew near. Instead, he hopped inside and shot through his car window

    as they raced past, seemingly unaware of his presence. Then Wypyszinski jumped out

    and shot more photos with a small Sony point-and-shoot camera.
    "It was a heart thumper," he said.


    Thankfully, he had proof of the unusual encounter or no one would have believed him.

    He printed up copies and hung them up at the post office in Old Faithful. Interpretive

    rangers told him the bison must have fallen into hot water, burning its skin and

    causing the large bare patches of skin.


    Later, Wypyszinski entered one of the series of 14 photos in the employee photography

    contest and won first place, naturally.


    "The young people are always telling me you have to go into the backcountry to get

    good photos, but that's not necessarily true," Wypyszinski said. Sometimes, all you need
    is to have your camera ready at just the right time.

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  2. dieseldoc

    dieseldoc Well-Known Member

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    Roy:

    Photos never came with post????

    Charliegun):)
     

  3. fj40mojo

    fj40mojo Well-Known Member

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    No pics here either Roy? Now I really want to see them too:-(
     
  4. dieseldoc

    dieseldoc Well-Known Member

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    How to post photos???

    What is the drill for posting photo's????

    Charlie
     
  5. royinidaho

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    There's a bunch of pics. Here goes.
     

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    The rest: Well that didn't work! Guess I didn't click "upload"....
     

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  8. SOUTHPAWSHOOTER10

    SOUTHPAWSHOOTER10 Well-Known Member

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    Great pics. That bison looks a little worse for wear. Hope he made.
    Bet he didn't though.
     
  9. adam.WI

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    That is by far one of the best once in a lifetime experiences I've seen. Awesome photos