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Frozen Beast

Fighting through the deep snow to get a good vantage point was nothing compared to the undeserving luck I had of seeing this frozen bull standing in the middle ...
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Fighting through the deep snow to get a good vantage point was nothing compared to the undeserving luck I had of seeing this frozen bull standing in the middle of a freezing river. Unfortunately, we weren’t the only ones there, but I was able to trudge past the group of photographers and isolate myself next to the river bank to get the composition I wanted. It was one of those moments that everything lined up. The bull was calm, but looking right at me as icicles hung from his beard. The trees in the background perfectly framed his huge body as it reflected in the slow current beneath him. Sometimes I get home to review my images, and it’s only then that I recognize a photo that impacts me. This one was different. I sat there in the powdery snow, not caring that I had ice down my shirt and pants, while I watched this moment with my naked eye as if I was staring at the final edited image. I value every encounter that I have with wildlife, but this one in particular gave me an overwhelming sense of gratitude that far exceeded anything that I had ever experienced in the wild. For me, it was perfect. There was nothing I could’ve done to orchestrate or plan for it. It was merely a moment that happened on its own… completely by chance. My only role was to be in the right place at the right time and document it.
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Contest Finalist in Magical Outdoors Photo Contest
Runner Up in The Colorful Outdoors Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Colorful Outdoors Photo Contest
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Calling The Wild Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
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Finding Beauty Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
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Colors In Nature Photo Contest 2022Top 20 rank week 1
Relaxation Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Snow And Ice Photo ContestTop 20 rank
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Mother Nature Photo Contest 2021Top 10 rank week 1
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20 Comments |
joeybundrick PRO+
 
joeybundrick March 17, 2023
very stunning and Awesome picture
JaneMB
 
JaneMB March 21, 2023
Stunning
samanthabatey
 
samanthabatey March 24, 2023
Amazing shot
Steelshooter90
 
Steelshooter90 March 29, 2023
Positively fantastic.
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole April 05, 2023
Wow!!! What a stunning capture!!!!
AH_AL_EB
 
AH_AL_EB June 23, 2023
Stunning and pretty amazing 😍
Lilycatz Platinum
 
Lilycatz August 20, 2023
Gorgeous
CG
 
CG August 20, 2023
Beautiful Composition
Rmay1
 
Rmay1 August 20, 2023
Congratulations on runner up in Colourful Outdoors contest. What an amazing animal.😊
KasparS Platinum
 
KasparS August 21, 2023
Wow, amazing!! What a shot
cmorisset PRO+
 
cmorisset August 25, 2023
Nice... love it! Bravo.
DAsEye Platinum
 
DAsEye August 28, 2023
What a great shot
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole Jan 10
Absolutely stunning!!! Congrats on being a contest Finalist!! I so love when everything works out...right time , right place!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole Jan 14
Still loving it! Congrats on your well deserved Contest Win!!😁
PicMoments
 
PicMoments Jan 14
Brilliant ...congratulations! :-)
DanRT Platinum
 
DanRT Jan 15
Excellent. Congrats!
Julian2
 
Julian2 Jan 15
Absolutely amazing
Rivertay07 PRO+
 
Rivertay07 Jan 15
Fabulous winning shot. Congratulations
margitulstrup PRO
 
margitulstrup Jan 17
Congratulations can understand that shot wins wooow amazing
stanvgriep PRO+
 
stanvgriep Jan 20
Awesome work! Congratulations on the contest win!
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