Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Elk Cows Boxing...




Have you ever seen two elk boxing? I have a couple of times but never got a photograph of it, this time was different. I was lucky enough to have the settings close, the camera facing the right direction and paying attention. Even at that I only got a few images, they were not as good as I would have liked but I finally got them. These were taken last month on Winslow Hill during the elk rut. A group of us were standing around with the tripods set up doing what we do best, talking. All of a sudden these two cows stood up and let out one of those guys, look what is going on. I don't know if anyone else got the shots or not. They were taken with the 200-400 at 400mm so it would be equivalent to 600mm. They were then cropped in to show the subject, the last photo will give you an idea of how much they were cropped and that photo was also cropped in. One of these days I will capture this just perfect, just another reason to keep traveling north.

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4 comments:

Sparky said...

I like it. Those pictures are great. Keep up the good work.

Coy said...

Cool shots Brad. Like deer these bouts are over almost as soon as they start. Good work catching them up in the air!

Ryan said...

No problem with the word verification. I get it.

This is my first time on your blog. I found it through OBN. Very nice. I would hit the follow button but I do not see one.

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HANNIBAL said...

Congrats on capturing the moment Brad! It must have been awesome to see! You caught them with perfect timing too! I know nothing of Elk except what you guys teach thru your blogs, so this was a new treat to watch from over here in Illinois!