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Challenge: Wildlife VII (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm x-t10
Date: May 23, 2017
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2017



[May. 28th, 2017 11:25:37 PM]

These are dall sheep at Denali National Park (as [user]Ubique[/user] had correctly guessed). I'm not really keen on wildlife photography but we we're camping in the park for a few days and this photo opportunity just sort of presented itself. It was freezing cold and snowing, with only lichen and twigs as their sustenence but these sheep were just sitting on top of this pass, without a care in the world. It is this type of resilience that has allowed them to thrive for centuries in this unforgiving landscape.

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Place: 10 out of 54
Avg (all users): 6.4138
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
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Avg (non-participants): 6.4194
Views since voting: 346
Views during voting: 142
Votes: 58
Comments: 5
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06/01/2017 11:43:02 PM
Beautiful animals. Looks like that's a pretty background on a sunny day :)
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06/01/2017 10:23:26 PM
Really gorgeous creatures. Thanks!
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05/30/2017 02:44:21 PM
Nice coloring. The animals fit in perfectly with the moody scene
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05/28/2017 08:29:20 PM
A great find and beautiful scenery, I just wish at least one of them was looking at you, to make it more personal.
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05/27/2017 03:12:28 PM
This is my top pick for the challenge. It's more than just a portrait of wild animals; it's about who they are, rather than simply what they look like. That's a dimension that is lamentably missing from so many wildlife portraits: the proper environmental context. This spectacular environment is not just awe-inspiring to look at, it also tells the viewer a lot about the sheep; their life style, their adaption, what their physical skills must be like. Are they Dall sheep from around Denali perhaps? The other possibility is Tibetan Argali sheep but that seems improbable. My money's on Alaska. Really wonderful, absorbing wildlife photography. Thank you.
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