Thursday, October 30, 2008

Out to Oklahoma (Alex Mody)

Hey everybody,

I left the Blue Ridge yesterday and made the 15 hour drive to Lawton, Oklahoma! I'm out here photographing on the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. They have Bison, Elk, Deer, Prairie Dogs, and tons of Birds. I plan to spend the better part of a week shooting here, before I go down to Texas.

Here's a photograph of a Black Tailed Prairie Dog. I came across the Prairie Dog town as I was driving through the refuge just before sunrise this morning. When I stopped my car, every single one of them retreated into their "homes." I had to set up my gear, sit down, and wait 15 minutes before they began popping their heads out to get a better look at me. Eventually they got comfortable with me around, and I began photographing them. This shot here is one of my favorites from the morning, and this was my first time photographing Prairie Dogs!