Friday, July 30, 2010

Days of 76 ~ WPRA Barrel Racing Slack

It's time for the 8th Annual Days of 76 Rodeo! Voted the PRCA Midsize Rodeo of the Year the last six years in a row, the Days of 76 Rodeo is not one to miss!  Since I am receiving radiation therapy every morning in Rapid City, I missed most of the timed slack events, but I was able to make it to the WPRA barrel racing slack Thursday afternoon.

There is a parade in Downtown Deadwood on both Friday and Saturday, and evening PRCA rodeo performances both days, with an afternoon performance on Saturday as well.  Lots of cold beverages are available, and the grandstands provide plenty of shade in the evening, so get out and enjoy this terrific family event!

More images from the WPRA barrel racing slack can be viewed at Thompson Photography ~ WPRA Barrel Racing Slack.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Looking For Moose!

Spent the last week in the Pinedale/Big Piney area photographing wildlife and the beautiful Wyoming Range. Found plenty of moose, but this young cow was my favorite. Since she was not of breeding age and did not feel threatened, she showed no aggressiveness and was merely curious as I kneeled on the other side of the willow bush from her (wish I could say the mosquitoes were only curious also)!

Her curiosity got the best of her and she had to come and see 
what was on the other side of the willows!
Checking me out while her ears are flicking back and forth like crazy!
She decided I probably wasn't too much of a threat!

These images and many more nature and wildlife images are available at Thompson Photography ~ Nature and Wildlife.  I also have an extensive portfolio of wildlife images that are not in my gallery that are available as stock images for advertising and design purposes.  Please contact Jana at or call 605-641-2335 if you have any questions.