In these portraits of creatures, the lighting is a major part of the scene.
In the first picture, a family of Sandhill Cranes struts across a meadow in the morning light. The lead bird, in the strongest light, keeps an eye out for predators.
In the next photo, a bull elk grazes in a grassy field. Bright fluffy clouds and dark forest trees are major parts of this shot. The elk, with its bright back fur and dark legs, blends into that environment.
In this photo, a northern river otter drifts through the water. Mid-day sun cuts through the water and dapples the bottom surface. A trail of bubbles emphasizes the otter’s streamlined form.Read more: Portraits of creatures in different light: LAPC
The gray fox in this photo is soaking up the warm rays of the sun. The bright sunshine highlights her silhouette and blissful expression.
This Red-tailed Hawk was not bothered by my close approach. It was too busy thinking about the young Robin in my yard to notice me. This photo, taken in the middle of the day, has limited shadows.
The last picture is of a mule deer in my yard. The shadows are lengthening as she looks for a place to settle down for the night. Her reddish summer coat shines in the early evening light.
When you’re taking portraits of creatures, you can’t always be there in the “golden hours.” Try to capture the spirit of the animal, no matter what time of day the clock says.
14 thoughts on “Portraits of creatures in different light: LAPC”
Wonderful creatures shown in lovely light Siobhan. You’re so right, we can’t always find them in perfect light but they’re so lovely in any light aren’t they?!
Thanks, Tina! Yes, they’re lovely in any light. 😀
Lovely photos Siobhan – you’ve certainly made the most of the lighting conditions each time 🙂
Thank you, Sarah! I was lucky to catch each critter at the right time.
The gray fox is my favorite ❤ And yes, the lighting may not be perfect, but sometimes that just doesn’t matter, capture the spirit! Great photos!
Thanks, Lisa! I loved that fox’s expression.
That underwater light is fabulous. Great to get that otter in such light
Thanks! That’s one of my favorite shots of otters. 🙂
Great subjects, great photos.
Thanks! I’m glad I had my camera & phone when I saw them.
Well done to capture these beautifully!
Thank you, Ann-Christine!
All are beautifully capture. These creatures are precious under the sunlight!
Thanks, Amy! It was nice of them to pose for me. 😁