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Winter Elk



These big boys stopped to nuzzle noses before deciding it was time to slam their antlers together in a quick practice fight. They are truly amazing to watch an...
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These big boys stopped to nuzzle noses before deciding it was time to slam their antlers together in a quick practice fight. They are truly amazing to watch and the fog added to so much to the scene.
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14 Comments | Report
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz April 09, 2015
Extraordinary capture! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.:) Good luck.
liasimcox
liasimcox April 11, 2015
Thank you :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 11, 2015
Great shot. Congrats!
liasimcox
liasimcox April 11, 2015
Thank you :)
jennylee PRO
 
jennylee April 26, 2015
This is a beautiful shot. Congratulations
liasimcox
liasimcox May 19, 2015
Thank you :)
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh August 11, 2016
stunning
liasimcox
liasimcox August 11, 2016
Thanks!
sayanbhakta
 
sayanbhakta August 12, 2016
excellent
liasimcox
liasimcox August 12, 2016
Thank you :)
tracemepink
 
tracemepink September 20, 2016
Beautiful shot!!
EdytaTywonek PRO+
 
EdytaTywonek October 16, 2016
amazing shot...
larserikfridolfsson PRO
 
larserikfridolfsson October 16, 2016
Great capture and wonderful light. Well done ! //Lars
beachdazed
 
beachdazed October 16, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
beachdazed
 
beachdazed October 16, 2016
Love this!! We have elk in the Smokey Mountain National Park here in NC/TN. I could sit and watch them for hours!
liasimcox
liasimcox October 16, 2016
oh me too!
matej007
 
matej007 December 18, 2016
Wow
Lewis-C-Whittaker
 
Lewis-C-Whittaker February 18, 2017
Great photo, well done keep them coming :)
MSpeedy
 
MSpeedy January 12, 2018
my family is from Elk county Pa. It is always exciting durning the rut.
Nostroboy PRO
 
Nostroboy August 24, 2018
Love the mood

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in Ellensburg, WA.
Time
Late afternoon
Lighting
The lighting was what I like to call 'moody'. It was ridiculously foggy in one spot but you'd turn around and the sun would be shining through a little hole in the clouds.
Equipment
Nikon D5100, Nikon 55-300mm lens
Inspiration
I can't say enough how much I love these elk. The two in the photo are part of a 'bachelor' herd of 4. They are magnificent creatures and I have spent a large chunk of time just hanging out with them. When it's not mating season, it's glorious to see how well these males interact with each other.
Editing
In post processing, I brought up the clarity and sharpness a bit to help define things from within the fog. There wasn't much else that needed done, the environment helped contribute a bunch.
In my camera bag
Nikon D5100, Nikon 18-55mm, Nikon 55-300mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Manfrotto tripod, remote, lens cleaner, rattlesnake kit, flashlights, binoculars, hand warmers, note pad and a pencil. My day consists of jumping in and out of the vehicle to shoot wildlife and landscapes so my gear might look a little different than others.
Feedback
I think it's always important for those attempting to shoot wildlife to know that you should stay back. They look so calm, friendly and wonderful but trust me, they are not. Calm voices and slow movements are always best. If it can be helped, never use flash when shooting wildlife, it can really spook them. So bring a tripod if you need to.

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