Leopard – Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa
This leopard has become transformed into a mystical aberration as he searches for his next meal.
“Showdown in the Rockies”
Bighorn Sheep – Estes Valley, Colorado
The resultant rifle-sounding crash when their heads meet can be heard a mile away.
These are my first releases for 2016. The leopard photograph was created from an image that I call “The Stalk.” The image depicting a couple of bighorn rams engaged in combat was created for the cover of my new book, Wildlife of the Rockies. You’ll be hearing more about it later.
Although not yet posted on my website, you can order these photographs directly from me. For available sizes, pricing and presentation options, click HERE. Simply send me your order via email. You can also post any comments below that you would like to share. I look forward to hearing from you.
Darlene Mayhew says
THe photo of the leopard is sensational!
Thank you, Darlene. I always appreciate you wonderful comments.
Bill Bevington says
Thank you very much, Bill, for your wonderful comments.
Since you asked. Leopard. Something about it beyond reality. I see light coming from a little behind the leopard, but I do not see the shadow in the foliage. Thus, something about it that appears to me to be too artificial. I’m more a realist. Straight out of the camera with a few photoshop corrections.
Rams: Great shot of two monarchs. Imagination sees and hears the impact. I liked the presentation of fading around edges – gives it a poster, card, image appearance and forces focus toward the center..
Thanks for sharing and good travels to graduations and selling success at your shows.
I’m glad that you like my bighorn image and thank you for your wonderful comments. Also, I invite you to check out my article, “It’s Not to Late,” in the Summer 2016 issue of Nature Photographer magazine. It should be on the news stands sometime in June, 2016.
Wendy Hinson says
Wow! They are both stunning, but I am drawn to “The Transformation”! A little artistic interpretation which in this case, enhances the majestic natural beauty and skill of the leopard.
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, Wendy.
Susan Manley says
The leopard image is sensational! It almost looks as if glows from neon. I have never seen anything like it. Outstanding!
Thank you, Susan. It appears that the majority of my friends also like this image.
Sharon Letz says
The leopard picture is very exciting. It looks almost as if it was taken underwater. It has that glow some coral reef photos have. It is very striking.
Margie Murray says
These are beautiful. I love them both.
Thank you, Margie. I’m happy to know you like both of them.
Tony Hober says
I think both images are terrific.
The Leopard is dynamic and should do well in “Creative” competition, but I’m not so sure as a sales item. at least not in the west. Maybe in New York or Miami, or maybe in a zoo gift shop.
The Big Horn rams would make an interesting cover for folded note stationary, and other items, such as coffee mugs as well as being sold as a framed image. Great image for mountain art shows, Present the framed image with the smaller articles for sale in front of it. Just a thought.
Thanks you, Tony. Great comment and ideas.
Heidi Dowling says
Weldon, you are truly gifted*** Your beautiful pictures are extraordinary! These two new ones have not disappointed that is for sure! Thanks so much for sharing as it is much appreciated.
Gazza and Heidi
I really appreciate your wonderful comments, Heidi and Gazza. Thank you very much.
David Drake says
Weldon, I’m always so impressed with your work. Wish we had more time to be together, I really enjoyed out trip to South Dakota to photograph the wild horses. Love the rams image, great action shot and the border really draws my attention to the center point where the collision will take place.
Hope to see you sometime this summer either at a show or out in field.
I’ll be looking for your new book.
As always, it’s really good hearing from you, David. Thank you for your comments and looking forward to visiting with you again.
J.Michael Wilhelm, ( Junior) says
Nice post work on the leopard Pappy…very striking and hope you do well on this one. Love the Rams, you know me about wildlife…but I do have to stay out of the bars??
Thanks, Pappy. Not sure why my father keeps referring to himself as Junior. Maybe it has something to do with age.
Terri Watson says
Both images are ones that draw the viewer in. I love just “looking” at them and taking them in. Your title and story for each continues the intrigue that the image begins! Thanks for all that you do for our wildlife around the world!
Your comments are wonderful, Terri. I will do my best to live up to them.
Clint S. says
Nice photos. Just wondering, how you did the Leopard to “glow” like that?
Thank you Clint. I used an editing programed called Topaz Glow.