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Two females "fighting". I'm not sure what the disagreement was about...
Thank you elaphrus!
Fantastic series, congratulations!
I do use a telephoto lens. (75mm-300mm) However, I was fairly close. (Perhaps closer than I should have been.) They were down in the valley when I started taking pictures and before I knew it the heard moved up the hill where I had been perched. They were all around me. At one point I went and sat in my truck because they got too close for comfort.
can i ask -- were you able to approach them closely? or did you have to use a long lens from far away? these are just such great, genuine shots!
Thank you Janelle and Alina! There was so much excitement in the air that afternoon! You could just feel it! I was the only human around amongst all the energy!
Fabulous, Emily! I've seen White-tailed deer doing this but hadn't realized Elk do too. Makes sense though... Very cool!
Ha! Thanks Joshua! I was hiding behind a tree! There were 3 big males in the area. There was a lot of excitement in the air and I really didn't feel like getting gored to death that day. I was never in any danger, but a couple of times I went back and sat in my truck when the largest male would run up the hill near me toward the other two males.
nice capture! i like how you can see you're hiding behind the tree :)
Thank you Karen and Cindy!
Thank you again Nexttogone!
Mine from today are clearer then these but they are dark. Also, the ones from today appeared to be younger elk. These two looked to be adults. Wish I knew more about cervidea behavior!
These are great!! Better than mine from today!!
Spotted on Oct 11, 2012 Submitted on Oct 12, 2012
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