It's been a few years since I had visited Custer State Park, and every time I do, it happens to always be on a dreary day in the spring.
Initially, I ventured down to the Southern Hills to get a dramatic photograph of Black Elk Peak for a project I'm working on...stay tuned for that ;) but the closure of the Needles Highway and immense cloud coverage led me to Custer State Park to try and find some wildlife. Needless to say, this aspect of the excursion was a huge success!
OH! Might I mention, the baby bison pictured below are only just days old! SO CUTE!
Believe it or not, I took every single one of these images from the passenger seat of my car with my Sony a7riii camera and my 28-70mm f/2.8 lens. Animals in the park never shy away from a very personal greeting. They are always ready for their photo to be taken from my personal experience!
If I could capture wildlife for the rest of my life as a career, I totally would. Sitting and watching nature do its thing is one of the greatest and most fascinating experiences. To give you a better feeling of what it was like to roam (in my car) amongst the beasts of the Black Hills, I present to you a short little motion picture I created of the animals that roam the Wildlife Loop inside Custer State Park!
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