One of the most important lessons in wildlife photography is that there are rarely any do-overs!
Sometimes you arrive in a place, see a beautiful animal in good light and think ... ah, he/she'll be there tomorrow. Think again.
Wildlife is, well, wild.
Any opportunity you get to photograph a wild animal is one you should take; that's definitely a major takeaway from my almost 3 years now as a full-time wildlife photographer.
How does that relate to these images? Well, I had just arrived in Yellowstone National Park after spending the spring months in Jackson Hole and the Tetons. Almost immediately after settling in, this fox came trotting over a hill. I grabbed my camera and photographed this beautiful animal, although I was initially thinking: "this fox must live around here so I'll have plenty of opportunities over the next month or so as I stay here ..."
Good thing I did as I didn't see the fox again!
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