Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Off Trail Photography" Production Stills

Had the opportunity to work with Off Trail Photography this weekend to produce a short film covering the photography of Ted Chase.

(http://www.tedchase.com/offtrail.html )

Here are a few snaps from a few top shelf days of production in the greater yellowstone ecosystem.


Christopher J. Carter
May 2010

Mongolitana [CJ Carter Photo]

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) [CJ Carter Photo]

The eyes of Great Horned Owls are nearly as large as those of humans and are immobile within their circular bone sockets. Instead of turning their eyes, they turn their heads. Therefore, their neck must be able to turn a full 270 degrees in order to see in other directions without moving its entire body.

[CJ Carter Photo]

Rocky Mountain Big Horned Sheep (Ovis canadensis) are one of three species of mountain sheep in North America and Siberia; the other two species being (Ovis dalli), that includes Dall Sheep and Stone's Sheep, and the Siberian Snow Sheep ( Ovis nivicola). Wild sheep crossed the Bering Land Bridge from Siberia during the Pleistocene period (~750,000 years ago).

[CJ Carter Photo]

Wild sheep live in social groups, but rams and ewes typically meet only to mate. Rams live in bachelor groups and females live in herds with other females and their young rams. When fall mating arrives, rams gather in larger groups and ram fighting escalates.

[CJ Carter Photo]

Wildlife lensman Ted Chase, a nomad with a camera.

Short film to come, stay tuned.

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