Wildlife Wednesday

I thought I would make this a Wildlife Wednesday and since it’s the end of the Elk Rut I thought I would share a shot of a bull elk I captured when I was up at Grand Teton National Park a few weeks ago.  During the elk rut, the bull elk make the most amazing bugling sound as they are looking for their mate.  It is so distinct and you can hear it throughout the park.  I was out on Moose-Wilson Road capturing some beavers we had seen and up on the hillside on the top of the valley two bull elk were traversing along the top of the ridge.  I ran down the road  where there was an opening and lucked out that they came running out into the opening at the top of the ridge.  Luckily I had my 100-400mm zoom on my crop body and was able to capture this bull elk as he paused along the ridge.

Bull Elk in Grand Teton National Park ©2011 Rick Louie Photography
Click to Enlarge - Bull Elk in Grand Teton National Park ©2011 Rick Louie Photography

If you have never heard elk bugling, it’s an amazing sound.  Here is a You Tube Video of the bugling sounds.

Capture Notes:

  • What a rack!

  • Terrific capture Rick.

  • Wonderful shot Rick. Glad he paused for you.

    The elks sound pretty cool although they would drive me crazy after awhile.

  • Oh wow, this is just so cool Rick! What an awesome capture!

  • Wildlife wednesday – who knew? We saw a lot of wildlife in the Tetons. Such a great place to shoot. Truly remarkable.

  • Cool shot Rick. Looks like he’s posing just for you.

  • This is just great Rick!

  • What an awesome capture! A zoom lens is just what is needed here, wouldn’t want to get into close quarters with this big guy. Look at that rack. 🙂

  • Awesome shot! I would love to see one of these in person one day. Well done!