Resting Elk

This topic contains 11 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Bruce Gordon 4 days, 18 hours ago.

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  • #419237

    Bruce Gordon
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    Bull resting after having been run off from the herd by a larger bull

  • #419258

    Tom M
    Participant

    Nice photo Bruce. It looks like it didn’t even know you were there…

    What a rack…

     

    • #419323

      Bruce Gordon
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      Thanks Tom! You should see the rack on the big one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #419331

      Bruce Gordon
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      Check out the images I posted as a response to Kent…

  • #419277

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Contemplating his losses. Great shot! Looks like you were pretty close??

    • #419325

      Bruce Gordon
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      Thanks Kent! This was taken with my 7o-300 lens at 175mm. I guess I was about 40 or 50 feet away. This fella was huge, Iโ€™d say 800-900 lbs and about 5โ€™ tall at the shoulders, which probably makes him look closer than he really is…

    • #419329

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Here’s an image of the BIG bull, really just to share an impression of the size of his antlers…

      • #419330

        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        He never came close to where we were, as he was busy fending off challengers. This was taken at 550mm, and cropped a bit… It’s all about the adventure, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

        • This reply was modified 5 days, 21 hours ago by  Bruce Gordon.
  • #419297

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    Wowย  really nice Bruce.

  • #419344

    Robert Apple
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    Nice Bruce, It’s funny how when I Lived up in Estes Park I got kind of sick of the Elk, that winter there were around 1000 hanging around town and they got to be a bit of a nuisance. The best place to get photos of them was on the golf course in town. Seeing these pics now I kind of miss them.

    • #419381

      Bruce Gordon
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      Too much of anything can get old! Thatโ€™s how I feel about geese around Denver! Lol They can fly, so why do they insist on walking across the road? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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