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Old 02-22-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default A day at the National Elk Refuge

Today I spent the morning out at the National Elk Refuge watching the Elk and Bighorn Sheep...
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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I'd like to go back some day soon. Do you give guided tours? I found this photo at your album, http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_st...7605315842249/ National Geographic quality. You do a remarkable job capturing the essence of their behavior.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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I don't do guided tours. What little time I have off is spent out in the Tetons looking for wildlife to get shots like the one you found (see attachment) - a Yellow-bellied Marmot (Melanistic or Dark Phase).

However, if someone from here is coming out to Jackson, I'd be more than happy to get them maps of the wildlife hot spots and share my knowledge over a beer at the Brew Pub. I've picked up a part-time job - teaching wildlife photography for the Central Wyoming College Jackson Campus - so now I have even less time to play out in the mountains...
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What were you thinking when you took that part time job I know what you mean about being spread too thin. Maps of hot spots would be most appreciated. I've found dusk and dawn to be the best times for me.

That's the best Yellow-bellied Marmot photo I've ever seen.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:45 PM   #5
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What were you thinking when you took that part time job
Cheap college credits for my Masters - if I am staff at the college the tuition is about $25 a credit!!!
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Ah. Now I understand. I would have taken the job too.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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Dave, given the consistent high quality of your photos, I'm surprised you haven't gone pro. Just amazing, so glad you're hangin out here sharing generously with the rest of us.
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... I'm surprised you haven't gone pro.
I thought about going pro - but here in Jackson there are way too many pro's who have been established for years and years. I much prefer using my work to teach kids and adults about the wildlife we share our world with ... besides, if it was my main 'job' then I have no doubt it would quit being fun to do!!!
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if it was my main 'job' then I have no doubt it would quit being fun to do!!!
good point, Dave! LOL
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Big horn sheep are cuter than elk!
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