Waaaaay off in the distance – at least a mile away – we could see a brown dot moving around a meadow. There was no one around with a good scope, so we had to depend on our binoculars to get a better look. Magnified, the brown dot was just a bigger brown dot, but it moved like a bear, and was surrounded by a group of hyperactive ravens. Could there be a kill there?
I knew my camera couldn’t get a good shot at that distance, but decided to zoom in as far as I could to try and get a better look. It worked; the shot was fuzzy as could be, but we were clearly looking at a grizzly. Excellent.
I took another shot and we wandered back to the car to see what else we could find. When I got home and put both photos on the computer, I noticed something in the second photograph.
Do you see it? Here, I’ll zoom in a little more:
There, on the right…it’s a wolf! He was sitting there the whole time, watching the grizzly go at the carcass. Amazing. Here he is blown up a bit more:
How much do I love that? The nature-watcher’s version of the 60’s film Blowup. Remember it, when the fashion photographer blows up one of his photos and sees a dead body on the background? Much nicer to find a hidden wolf!