"Shoot as close as possible but still from a respectful distance" is Clyde Elmore's description of how he captures his stunning close-up color photographs of elusive and sometimes potentially dangerous animals. He has long been a photographer and often featured plants and animals in his past work. His focus for the last eight years has been on creating portraits of large animals in their native habitat. Clyde has traveled extensively on four continents pursuing this interest. Between travels, Clyde lives in Davis, California with his wife.
Wildlife photography gives Clyde the chance to view new animals and birds, get close and see the animals’ characteristics, and travel and meet people.
He uses 2 DSLR camera bodies, a 70 to 200 mm F2.8 lens, a 200-400 mm F4 lens, a 500 mm F4 lens and extenders, with lots of high speed memory chips.