Strutting in a Tree, Merriam's Turkey in Badlands National Park — Happy Thanksgiving!

I added a new turkey image to the collection this year. While exploring Badlands National Park with a workshop group, we found a Merriam's gobbler strutting in a tree.

The unusual behaving turkey cooperated long enough for everyone to shoot him.

For that small thing, I give thanks, and today is the day that those of us residing in the USA are celebrating our "Thanksgiving" holiday. As you probably guessed from the name, we set aside this day to give thanks for our abundant blessings (and eat lots of food, often including turkey). While thankfulness should be a perpetual state of mind, this day can give that spirit a significant boost.

Always near the top of my thankful list is you. The support you have provided over the years has made developing this site possible and for that, I'm very grateful.

My family and I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

A larger version of this image is available here.

Camera and Lens Settings
500mm  f/7.1  1/640s
ISO 2000
6344 x 4232px
Posted: 11/24/2022 8:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News, Sony News    Category: Photo Tips and Stories
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