Photographer's Note

Retreating Elk:

Moraine Park - Rocky Mountain National Park

I had imagined almost this shot falling into place for a long time .. Moraine Park was frequented by Elk (the park has a population that ranges up into the thousands) ... the park sits right below these gorgeous peaks .. this is Longs Peak (elevation 14,259 ft - 4345 meters - the biggest peak in the National Park ) ..

I just kept waiting for a big bull elk to pose for me under the peak ..
then one day as I was returning from a hike there he was .. not 6 feet from the little road .. I suspected it was the same guy who was here the week before and let me snap a close up shot of him about 4 feet from my car window .. I quickly got into position .. got my camera ready .. and my subject decided he had enough of me ... and headed off for his next engagement .. not quite the picture I was trying for .. but I still am fond of it.

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