The first time I saw a Pronghorn while out in Utah I saw nothing but a dust trail in the desert. Not too surprising considering they’re the fastest land animal in the western hemisphere. From my experience they’re quite skittish and most of the time you’ll see them far off.
Recently I caught a lucky break and had a close encounter with a couple of Pronghorn in eastern Utah. One stuck around surprisingly long, after seeing me in the distance. Well… I wasn’t to distant that’s what makes the encounter so special. These were photographed at a focal length of 400mm and I ended up having to stop photographing this particular Pronghorn after he came too close, closer than the minimum focal distance of my lens. All in all this was a great wildlife encounter. Witnessing a wild animal carry on without a worry in the world is a very satisfying experience.Â With in those moment the world has a peaceful harmony to it.
[tags]Pronghorn, Antelope, Antilocapra americana, Utah, wildlife, photography, photo, stockphoto[/tags]