Friday, February 5, 2010

Capitol city wildlife

When photographing wildlife in central South Dakota, it's best to search out the areas where critters like to spend their time. Deep wooded areas along water sources are good bets.

Take for instance the tiny creek that leads out of Capitol Lake in mid-town Pierre and runs directly by the offices of the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development. A herd of eight whitetail deer have been spending the last few snowy days lying along the creek, and within inches of the building's windows.

Across Capitol Avenue, the Governor's Residence was hosting a convention of Canada geese this morning.

While this worked for me today, I'm also thinking that those heavily wooded areas outside of town and along the Missouri River would be an even better bet for good photos.

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