Sunday, October 5, 2008

RMNP Elk


Unfortunately had a computer meltdown this week so in the process of rebuilding and thus late posting. That aside, had good times taking this image. This bull was spotted in RMNP going into a wooded area one evening. He had a decent harem with him. I was not able to capture a shot so decided to be in the general location the following morning. Lo and behold he crossed back into the field just before light. I took a few pictures but did not get any decent keepers. About an hour or so after light another bull came down the mountain to check out the bull's harem. I was positioned in the woods in between them. The bull pictured was the original guy and came right into the woods with 40 yards of me and began bugling. I continued to position myself hoping for a clear shot of him while he kept on eye out for the other bull. He bugled several times. I liked this image the best of the series because you can see steam coming out of his mouth. Only wish I could have gotten the entire sent of antlers into the frame. Blue Skies.

11 comments:

Adrian_O said...

Great picture Ken.

T and S said...

Ken : You caught a beautiful pose on this fella

Tommy V said...

Great picture. Sounds like a hunters story just with a camera instead of a gun.

Ivar Ivrig said...

I don't know why but I haven't visited your photo site until now. Amazing. Your photos are just wonderful. The quality of your work is awesome. It is one of a kind. You do an excellent job shooting pictures....... I can't write anymore. Have to go back and browse the rest of your pictures :-)

Ken said...

All,
Appreciate you taking the time to provide comments. Ivar, your words are certainly humbling.
Blue Skies,
Ken

Willard said...

You got a lot of excellent photos on your trip to RMNP and I enjoyed them very much.

Bradley Myers said...

All the antlers or not it is still a great picture. People that have never experienced the sounds of the rut and the beauty of the animals really don't know what they ar missing.

Thanks to you and Willard, I have many more places to go and shoot. I just may need a new home if I do it to often, LOL.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Awesome picture Ken.
I am sure you are underplaying the fieldcraft to get so near, the detail (full antlers) must be nigh on impossible and you have to get what you take.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog the other week.
Regards
Mike Randall

Fish Whisperer said...

Outstanding shot. I have visited you but I would say ivar said it best. Amazing. Glad you are a photographer and not a hunter.
Cheers

Leedra said...

Love the way the air is showing coming out of his mouth. Great photograph.

animtreebird said...

Very beautiful deer. Nice photo. :))) Happy to see your state's animal life.