Constant winds coming off the slopes of the Brooks Range in Alaska buffet a Musk Ox pair near the Smith Mountains in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. The landscape of the North Slope is spectacular in the summer. To include the landscape and yet not have it be a distraction from the primary subject, I waited for this dominant pair to separate from their herd. I wanted to have the muskoxen fill the foreground and the landscape recede into the background. To accomplish this I made a shot with a medium length lens to capture the background and a second shot with a long telephoto of the muskoxen. The two images were composited in Photoshop. In addition, I converted the image to black and white because muskoxen are not particularly colorful, but the landscape is and it tends to compete for attention in a color rendition.
I chose to isolate this Ross's Goose from the chaos of this massive fly off. I thought this would identify the subject while retaining the elements in the composition. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm G2, F8, ISO 640, 1/2000 sec