Sunday, June 19, 2011

Musk Ox bull captured with remote camera trap

The ringed seal photo project got obstructed by too many polar bears on the ice... For safety reason we are supposed to move away from polar bears when we see them and not closer so I did not get any format filling photos. Rather than placing a remote camera at a seal hole I put it at a little pond near the research station where I had seen musk oxen forage for the lush green vegetation. After a few days the weather and light was good as an old musk ox bull went to the pond. I used a "retired" Nikon D200 with a 10.5mm fish-eye lens set to f/11 and on manual focus but with aperture priority exposure.