Nine-Years Ago (13-September-2009) — Canada

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 23: Alaska-Canada Highway. Yukon, Canada.

Wildlife along the Alaska-Canada highway. Mother Black Bear and two cubs, a Red-Fox hunting, and Bison living in the forests in Yukon.

Mother Black Bear alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Mother Black Bear alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of Black Bear cubs alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of Black Bear cubs alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Fox hunting alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Fox hunting alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 280, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 280, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 900, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison alongside the Alaska-Canada Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 70-300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 900, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (24-August-2009) — North Dakota

Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 03: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

Bison Bulls Fighting. My first night sleeping in the RV in a campground at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. These two Bison Bulls were having an argument just outside my site. I was glad that I would sleeping in the RV, and not in a tent like the family just across the road.

Male Bison Fighting in the Campground at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens. (David J. Mathre)
Male Bison Fighting in the Campground at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm lens. (David J. Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (25-September-2007) — Wyoming

Gone to See America 2007 Road Trip. Nikonians ANPAT 7 Day 4: Yellowstone National Park.

Upon arrival in Jackson, the ANPAT participants were split into four groups, each with their own van (with a volunteer driver and navigator). Each van had ~8 photographers fully loaded with gear. The space in the van was tight, and I felt like I was sitting in a narrow commuter jet. The vans had schedules to go to different locations so as not to get in each other’s way… Our van did a lot of Bison hunting while traveling through Yellowstone National Park. The first image of one of our Bison hunters, and the second a shy Bison trying to hide behind some grass.

Morning Bison Hunter. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs and 200 f/2 VR lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/2, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Morning Bison Hunter. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs camera and 200 f/2 VR lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/2, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Shy Bison Hiding Behind Grass. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs and 200 f/2 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Shy Bison Hiding Behind Grass. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs camera and 200 f/2 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (24-September-2007) — Wyoming

Gone to See America 2007 Road Trip. Nikonians ANPAT 7 Day 3: Yellowstone National Park.

Elk and Bison. This was my first experience with a Nikonian ANPAT trip. I found out about Nikonians online after I got my first Nikon D200 camera while looking for information how take better pictures. It should be noted that they are not funded by Nikon, but rather is an organization of Nikon camera enthusiasts. Even though ANPAT trips are often sold out within days of being announced, there was a late cancelation in 2007 and I was able to sign up at the last minute. At the time I was working part time in Boulder, Colorado. It was an easy drive to Jackson, Wyoming to meet up with the group. This was not a workshop, but rather a get together of Nikon camera enthusiasts interested in travel, wildlife, and landscape photography. I learned a lot during the trip, met some great people, and it really became the turning point for deciding to learn more and become a better photographer. Subsequently, I’ve attended several photography workshops and ANPAT trips.

Elk Passing Gas. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs and 200-400 f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Elk Passing Gas. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs camera and 200-400 f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison Resting. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs and 200-400 f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 290 mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bison Resting. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs camera and 200-400 f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 290 mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec). (David J Mathre)

It has been a few days since I have posted anything. I’ve been very busy at work since getting back from San Francisco, it has also been raining for the last several days and predicted to rain for the next several days (more local flooding) and not many opportunities for new images other than some mushrooms :-). We also have also moved the site for this photoblog to a new server (Thanks Hans). Regarding the move, let me know if you have any issues accessing the site and images.