I wrote this on board the Amtrak Auto Train between Lorton, Virgina and Sanford, Florida. Lynn and I were returning from Ohio where we attended the annual PITCA convention and Virgina where we spent a week in Shenandoah National Park. We both enjoy riding this train and we’re grateful for the 900 miles of driving that it spares us.
I made a great many photographs on the trip and haven’t gotten through them yet, so I thought I’d post a few wildlife photos now as a teaser for one or more posts to come.
Stop and smell the flowers – The wild deer in Shenandoah are protected and the ones around Big Meadows are very tolerant of people. We saw this faun feeding with its mother in the field outside our room.
It’s exciting to spot and photograph animals in the wild, some more so than others! I was farther away from this next one than it looks (I used an 800mm equivalent lens).
Shenandoah Rattlesnake – Lynn spotted this and came and got me so I could photograph it. It was a surprise to see it moving through the grass outside the Big Meadows Lodge. Some folks called the ranger and he “escorted” it away from the cabins.
Lynn is a really excellent bear spotter too. She saw three and was always the first to notice them. This one caused a small “bear jam” along Skyline Drive.
I’ll definitely post more about this trip. You can read one earlier post about Shenandoah here: http://edrosack.com/2015/09/20/vacation-part-2-shenandoah-national-park/
And you can see larger versions of the photos above by clicking on them. I’ll also be adding more from our trip in this album on Flickr.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!
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