The Lakota Wolf Preserve

The Lakota Wolf Preserve.
I have been keeping this shoot and project quiet, but it finally happened yesterday. I got to photograph at the Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, NJ! I has this affinity for wolves and getting to see them and photograph them from such a close proximity is a bucket item list for me. Tamron has been doing workshops for years at the Preserve and I have always wanted to go, but the timing has never worked out. So when I was asked if I would go and shoot for a day, using nothing more than the new Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens, I jumped at the chance. I found myself just looking and admiring the wolves at first, and once my excitement subsided a little, I began to do some photography. What made the visit for me was to walk with the owners, Jim Stein and Becky Mace. It was great to hear their passion for educating the public on wolves, and wolf behavior. At the end of the day I shot a couple thousand images, and it will take days if not weeks to go through all of them. One image I wanted to capture was one similar to that of Jim Brandenburg where the wolf was peering from behind a tree. The image today was my attempt and is an Arctic Wolf checking out the new lens. I will share images and stories for several days, but I will say this now, if you ever have a chance to attend one of the Workshops that Tamron does there with one of their dealers in the area, take that opportunity. It will be worth every penny, the experience is incredible. Just wait until you think it can’t get any better and then all 18 wolves begin to howl!
Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster

2 Responses to “The Lakota Wolf Preserve”

  1. Denise Sultan Says:


    (Denise Sultan) Sent from sunshine☀


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