21 October 2009

Wordless Wednesday



18 comments :

  1. Must be fun to catch them in action like this. How long did the bottom two go on and did either one get hurt? =)

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  2. Super cool shots! I love the way the white tips on the antlers really stand out in the middle picture above.

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  3. Wonderful elk photos. Even with a telephoto you have to have been close to get them.

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  4. Thank you, Sandra, PropellerHeadMom and Tulsa Gent! Sandra, no, these two guys didn't get hurt. They were working off frustration because it wasn't their turn with the girls yet. They all eventually get a chance to mate. It's a ball to watch the elk rut, but sometimes I feel for them. I mean, I wouldn't like people gawking at me while I'm with my husband!!!

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  5. incredible creatures!
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  6. Excellant wildlife shots, we did'nt see any elk when we were in Jackson last month:(

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  7. It's elk mating season here too in the Smokies - must be great to see them frisyk like that. Great shots!

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  8. Wow, incredible shots! Happy WW!

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  9. is this elk? The elk I know has somewhat dfferent antlers. But they might be different as I am in Sweden. Great shots :)

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  10. Beautiful shots. I'm hoping you were in a safe place when these were taken.
    Have you seen this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOaJ-wbMoRM

    Hope that the links works. If not, just Google Youtube: elk rut Estes Park CO

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  11. What gorgeous photos!!
    I just love your blog! Thanks so much for visiting mine. :)

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  12. Swampy, thanks for the link!!! That is some spectacular footage and dazzling camerawork. I try to stay a safe distance from all the animals I shoot, but sometimes I get so caught up in the pictures, they do sneak up on me from behind! I shot these elk very near where that video takes place, in Rocky Mountain National Park, in Moraine Park.

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  13. Ha! And I just noticed my quote of the day from Helen Keller! How fitting!!!

    "Security is mostly a superstition. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run that outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

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  14. such a wild life!

    happy WW!


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  15. Wow! I hope these guys aren't literally in your backyard!

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  16. Wow, these are seriously awesome shots. Look at the points on those antlers!

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  17. Once again stunning.. Wonderful captures of the Elk bugling and wrestling a tad....

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  18. Super cool shots, I was amazed!!! I hope you don't have to stand too close to be able to capture this?

    Jessica
    kjvchristianwallapapers.blogspot.com

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