Hard Turn

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Tech Info:

  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Lens: 600.0 mm f/4.0
  • Focal Length: 850mm
  • Shutter: 1/1600 sec
  • ISO: 1000
  • Aperture: F/5.6

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This Photo's ID: 4840

Field Notes Print Info

This racing pronghorn was photographed in Custer Sate Park, SD as he was chasing down a female.

It all started when I spotted a nice group of pronghorn with a good number of seemingly frisky bucks on the side of a large hill. I carefully pulled over, stepped out with my gear, and slowly made my way towards the herd.

Initially they were wary, but it wasn’t long before they were ignoring me and going about their business. There wasn’t too much action at first, and I busied myself with a few snapshots of some of the better looking animals – and then a buck burst into a run after one of the females!

Soon, it was a free for all, with at least half the bucks chasing down girls at any given moment.

The buck you see in the photo above was after a particularity agile female who was making quick direction changes every 10 or 20 yards – and he was keeping right up with her (she’s just out of frame here). At one point as they were racing along she made a quick 180 right in front of me, which this buck immediately replicated – and this photo was born. I estimate they were going at least 30 MPH when this happened and was thrilled that I captured the moment (I had three shots, this was the only good capture).

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