Posts Tagged: moose

Moose, White Mountains

Nancy Brook Scenic Area - Moose on the side of Nancy Pond in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. Moose can be found throughout the White Mountains of New Hampshire and in the state of New Hampshire they are hunted every year. Hunting permits are issued by a lottery drawing. Very cool animals!
Nancy Pond – White Mountains, New Hampshire 

Moose, White Mountains – I do not specialize in wildlife photography, but do have limited wildlife imagery on file. Moose are beautiful creatures, and I have enjoyed photographing the ones I have come across, but my focus has always been on other areas of the environment.

Over the past decade, while documenting the New England environment I have created a handful of moose imagery that is available for advertising, editorial, and commercial publications. See the included link for more moose images and feel free to send me an email with questions or comments.

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Wildlife Photography Ethics

Wildlife, Moose on the side of the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Moose – New England

Wildlife Photography Ethics – Every year in New England you hear about photographers harassing wildlife to get the "shot". It has become an endless problem with no easy solution, and lack of public education for nature photography ethics is part of the problem. Being an amateur or professional photographer has no bearing on the issue.

Suggested by many conservation groups, the wildlife photography "Code Of Ethics" are guidelines focused on the simple concept of protecting wildlife, habitat and humans. Photographers at all levels need to act in a responsible way and apply these simple principles when photographing wildlife. It does not matter if you are photographing bear, moose or snowy owls the code of ethics apply to all wildlife. No double standards.

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Truth In Captioning, Photography

Mountain Lion - Puma concolor - This mountain lion is in captivity at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire USA and like most animals at the science center it is injured or unable to survive in the wild
 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center – Mountain lion in captivity

Truth In Captioning, Photography – Working photographers have many responsibilities besides producing imagery. One responsibility is truthfully captioning images. Editors, publishers and stock photography agencies all rely on this piece of information for one reason or another.

The image caption is as important as the image itself because it describes what is happening in the image. The photographer is usually (not always) held accountable for properly and truthfully capturing his or her images. 

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Wildlife Paparazzi Photographer

Black Bear -Ursus americanus- roaming a campsite looking for food scraps during the summer months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA (Erin Paul Donovan)
Black Bear – White Mountains, NH

Wildlife Paparazzi Photographer – What is a wildlife paparazzi photographer? Defined as one who pursues wildlife much in the same way the paparazzi pursue the rich and famous.

Is there anything wrong with being labeled this? I am not really sure, but I would not want to be labeled as one. Unfortunately, some overzealous photographers give it a negative meaning by using poor tactics and judgment when trying to get "the shot" at wildlife jams in national parks or anywhere wildlife can be found.

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