King Of The Mountain

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Tech Info:

  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Lens: AF-S VR Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED
  • Focal Length: 600mm
  • Shutter: 1/320 sec
  • ISO: 3200
  • Aperture: F/4.5

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This Photo's ID: 4935

Field Notes Print Info

This robust-looking bull elk was photographed one crisp fall morning in Yellowstone National Park. I had plans to get a bit deeper into the park, but when I saw this guy and his harem running around on the side of the mountain, I knew it was worth a stop!

It started off with just a few nice captures of the bull on the mountain, but nothing very impressive. I was about to move on when I noticed he’d become distracted by a female (happens with all species of males). He went down to encourage her to stay with the group, and then started back up right along the ridge you see here in the photo. At first she followed along nicely, but cow elk are easily distracted, so it wasn’t long before she began to wander off course.

Well, he couldn’t have that, so he turned around on about the best spot he could have picked and gave a tremendous bugle to get her attention again. Not only was her course corrected, I was lucky enough to capture the moment with my camera.

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3 Responses to King Of The Mountain

  1. Jim Watkins says:

    A very good photo……. Thanks

  2. Pam Nicholson says:

    Beautiful shot! You were just there at the right time to capture this.

  3. K.Vee.shanker. says:

    I like the story too!

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