Taken 29-Jul-13
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Keywords:Colorado, National Park, Rocky Mountains, Trail Ridge Road, Zenfolio, award, elk, wildlife
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Dimensions5616 x 3744
Original file size7.82 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Jul-13 12:09
Date modified6-Jan-14 17:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length300 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/90 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/2 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Bull Elk Grazing on Trail Ridge

Bull Elk Grazing on Trail Ridge

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

In the summer, before the fall rut, elk migrate to high elevations to graze on fresh grass. Bulls will often graze next to each other, as in this shot - a scene which would not be seen later in the year. I was driving on Trail Ridge Road in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park when I came across this pair just off the road. I was able to set up and photograph them from about 100 feet away. Amazingly, they were oblivious to my presence. A ranger told me that the bull on the left was believed to have sired 40% of the calves from that area the prior spring.