Tin Man

Tin Man

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For more photos and my techniques, please go to my website: www.tinmanphotoblog.com Bio: Tin Man Lee believes that wildlife photography is about compassion. He dreams to capture the ever elusive thing called love in the wilderness. Maybe it's all just his fantasy... No matter what, he always finds happiness just being in nature because he has a deep love with the wild animals. His mission is to make you fall in love with them too. Tin Man is the Grand Prize recipient of the 2013 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Contest. He also won the NANPA Top 10. His photos made the covers of the upcoming 2015 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Calender, and the 2013 NANPA Expressions magazine. He has also been featured as the Spotlight Photographer of Google/Nik Software. His photo will be displayed in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History 2014-2015, and an invited solo exhibit in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015.
  • Canon 1DX
  • Canon 1D Mark IV
  • Canon 100mm Macro
  • Canon 24-105 F4 IS
  • Canon 1.4X III and 2X III
  • Canon 600mm F4 II
  • Canon 70-200 F2.8 II
  • Canon 16-35 F2.8 II
  • MacBook Air
  • iMac

What I Experienced During Winter in Yellowstone

Published February 28th, 2012

(Special thanks to my good friend Lew, an aspiring writer, who critiqued and helped with my English writing)

Our photographer group of seven saw them around eight in the morning.

We were in Lamar Valley, at the north of the Yellowstone National Park. There are frequent wildlife sightings, including the gray wolf, big horned sheep, bison, coyote, and elk. A three mile long two-lane road going from east to west penetrated the Valley, which was covered with knee-high snow and surrounded by mountains. At 8,000 feet altitude, it's easy for cold air to accumulate here. Last year, it was 50 degrees Celsius below zero.

It was considered warm that day: only 10 degrees below zero.

About a hundred feet away from the road, they lay motionless, resembling two dark, volcanic rocks.

It was a bison cow and her calf. Being the only two black spots in a boundless white plain, they were especially eye-catching, but they also looked exceptionally lonely.

We carried our 40-pound tripod and camera on ...

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