Caribou from above





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Behind The Lens

I took this photo as I was driving down the Trans Canada Highway near Stephenville Crossing in Newfoundland. I saw a herd of caribou out on the bog and luckily I had my drone with me to capture this photo.
I took this photo sometime in the afternoon, I believe sometime between 1pm and 5pm.
It was an intersting image to post process in Adobe Photoshop considering the caribou and the snow were both white. Luckily it was a cloudy day so the highlights weren't blown out.
I used a DJI Mavic Air drone to capture this shot.
I wanted a shot of caribou from above for a while. I got the chance a few years ago during the summer to get some photos of caribou with my drone but the results didn't turn out the way I wanted. Now this past winter I got another chance for the shot with these caribou.
I always shoot in RAW format so I post process all my images in Adobe Photoshop. For this photo I decreased the highlights since the whole scene was bright white. I also increased the shadows to bring out some detail on the caribou's fur.
In my camera bag
I do mainly aerial photography so I never go anywhere without my DJI Mavic Air or my DJI Phantom 4 Pro drones. My handheld camera consists of a fullframe mirrorless Canon RP with a 24-105mm lens.
If you're looking to take aerial photos of animals always keep the animal's safety and comfort as your top priority. Do not fly your drone too close to the animals, and if you notice the animals getting agitated or nervous you're too close! You can always crop your photo after the fact.

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