Whenever I’m shooting, the expression means as much to me as anything. Either in the look the critter is providing, the body language, or the particular light. Here are three images that you may enjoy. In these cases, the meadow says a lot about the joy these guys are having.
These were all shot with the Sony a6000.
If the subject is running, the bend in the legs is important.
Notice how the story changes with the more Intense look in the second Elk below…