National park photo ops: As Alaska sheep forage, shooter hedges bets

Sheep nibble on a hillside in Alaska's Denali National Park.
(Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

A family of Dall sheep forage for food on a hillside at Denali National Park & Preserve.

I used a 200mm lens with a 2x teleconverter, making the lens a compact 400mm. There were several unusable, out-of-focus pictures, shot through the open window of my tour bus, but all it takes is one.

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In honor of this year’s National Park Service centennial, the Travel section is posting 100 park travel ideas and tips based on trips staff travel writer Christopher Reynolds has taken, along with photo-op advice from Times photographer Mark Boster. We’ll post one per day through Dec. 31.


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