In the past, at the end of the year, I have only posted the summary of my previous year as it was represented in the landscape photos that I had made. As I looked through my portfolio from 2021 one thing stood out to me and that is that I am starting to have a large part of it wildlife photos.
In the past I have strictly been a landscape photographer. I have concentrated most all of my effort toward finding and representing beautiful scenes. Through my travels in search of these scenes, it’s inevitable that I would encounter various forms of wildlife. And during my travels to Alaska opportunities were passing me by. It was then that I realized that I needed to be prepared for wildlife encounters.
I encourage any landscape photographer to learn the techniques that one needs to know about wildlife photography and invest in a long lens. I am thrilled with my Tamron 150-600 G2 lens. All of the photos shown below were made with one.
Now, none of these photos are Nat Geo quality, but I like them. I know what it took to make them, and they bring back memories of the adventures that I was having when I encountered and photographed these beautiful creatures. That they aren’t Nat Geo quality doesn’t matter to me. Each one of these photos represent an increased level of skill that I’ve gained that I can use in the future when that Nat Geo moment happens.
I hope that you enjoy this series.