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Patience and Wildlife Photography

written by: Thomas D. Mangelsen

As we rounded the curve in the road above Wonder Lake, Chip Houseman and Helen Gromme waved to us from the edge of a tall stand of alder, a hundred or so yards below the road. They were obviously trying to get me to stop. I couldn’t tell what they were excited about, but I figured it was either a moose or caribou. The first rose-colored light was touching Denali’s 20,320-foot summit, and I knew from the direction Chip was pointing his camera that the moose or caribou was between them and the mountain. This wasn’t my normal photography trip Read more »