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Big Daddy: King of the Badlands Buffalo Silhouette Wildlife Canvas Print Bison Photography Wall Art

Big Daddy: King of the Badlands Buffalo Silhouette Wildlife Canvas Print Bison Photography Wall Art

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I am a traveling photographer specializing in landscapes and wildlife. In mid-May, we found ourselves in Badlands National Park with all its dramatic views and animal inhabitants.

I was already familiar with this park from visiting many times in the past. My goal was to capture its breathtaking beauty and uniqueness. That one shot, one magic moment that encompassed all that the Badlands represents. That's what I was looking for.

When shooting wildlife, you often have mere seconds to press the shutter before the moment is gone.

I have photographed wildlife for many years, and I know that the secret formula for great shots is always luck meeting preparedness.

Having just gotten some wonderful long-range shots of a mama Bighorn sheep and her babies using my Sigma 600 lens, I saw some storm clouds gathering in the distance and coming our way.

As the clouds got closer, I saw they were unlike any storm clouds I had seen in the past, juxtaposed against the intense orange setting sun as we faced west.

I could smell the moisture in the air from the humidity rising. I could almost taste the damp grasslands on my tongue. I could hear the wind picking up, giving me goosebumps on my bare arms, making me shiver as I was aiming and shooting these dramatic photos.

The clouds started rolling in overhead, and it got very dark, even though the sun had not set. The wind started to howl, and the Park Rangers began moving us towards the exits to get out of the park before the heavy rains hit us with their full force.

As our line of cars rounded a bend, a traffic jam occurred and we suddenly came to a dead stop. Looking to the left through the driver's side window, I saw the most brilliant orange glow of the setting sun under the storm clouds that filled the air. I had Brett open his window so I could capture this.

While I was l getting the perfect shot of the storm clouds, a dark figure moved into the right side of my viewfinder. It was Big Daddy, a huge male bison that had walked in and stopped right across from us on the embankment from the road. I still had my long-range lens on and knew if I took the time to get a different lens out, he would move on.

So, in less than a second, I smashed myself all the way against the passenger side door to get back far enough to capture this magnificent beast, standing as a silhouette against his lands as the acknowledged King of the Badlands.

As quick as King Bison was there, he was gone, and I got the shot!

Suddenly, the heavens opened up above us into a full tornado-like storm. In silence, we followed the line of cars out of the park totally in awe of the incredible symbol of the Badlands we just got a brief glimpse of.

We finally reached the exits and proceeded back to camp, our windshield wipers at full speed with bad visibility. Instead of being nervous about the driving conditions, we were instead euphoric, beaming ear to ear over our chance encounter with Big Daddy Bison, the King of the Badlands.



There are 5 ways to print these images.

1) Premium Photo Paper are high quality, professional paper-prints.

Sharp, Vivid and rich Color sets this apart from a casual photo print.

You'll feel like you're there.

Premium Photo Paper will last a long time.

This option is available in 8x10 inches, 11x14 inches or 16x20 inches.

They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).

2) Ready to Hang Canvas are ready to hang right out of the box with zero assembly required. Ultimate convenience.

Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.

Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs.

0.75 or 1.5 inch thick (depending on which size that you order) wooden stretcher-bars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).

Estimated delivery time for printing, assembling, packing and shipping is around 10 days.

3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels)

This is for larger pieces, and the photograph is split into 3 even panels, 3 separate canvas panels which together make a single large image.

This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!

4) Aluminum Metal Prints

Create elegant wall decor that shines with high-end, exclusive and unique aluminum metal prints.

Create a polished addition to any home or office. 3/64" thick aluminum panel. Features a glossy coating and rounded edges.

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

5) Acrylic Prints

Create eye-catching home decor with modern acrylic prints. Light refracts through the museum-quality acrylic bringing vibrancy and depth to your photos. The 1/4" thick, clear acrylic produces superb image quality from edge to edge and absolutely stunning, brilliant color!

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

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