I have seen my share of elk in the mountains, so I'm not happy with just a picture of an elk. I spend fair amount of time watching them and trying to come up with images that capture the elk and the surrounding their found in. For the attached picture, I came across these two elk who had to work through cold and deep snow to locate food. If the physical environment was not enough of a challenge, they were also sharing the valley with a wolf pack. When I came across them on a snowing afternoon about sixty meters away from them. They stopped eating and started to figure out what I was up to, with their ears turned toward me. I grabbed few quick images before trying to walk around them to get where I was going. They were very uncomfortable with me, before I got far, they ran across front of me toward the other elk that were in the area. Safety in numbers.
Until next moment,