Day 45: Valentine's Elk Fighting

by John Nelson February. 14, 2010 3222 views

For Valentine's weekend, my Mom & Dad took my kids to their house and let my wife and I have a weekend alone. It was awesome! Since we celebrated Valentine's yesterday, I went to Ponca to photograph some elk and then meet my parents in nearby Harrison to get the kids.

Luckily, my first sight in Ponca was 4 young bull elk grabbing some breakfast. Then they started play-fighting. If it hadn't been 20 degrees, I could have sat there for hours watching (& photographing) them. This was in the field next to the Boxley Valley Baptist Church.

To learn more about Ponca and the Elk, visit the Arkansas Wildlife Photography [arkansaswildlifephotography.com] website.

Location: Boxley Valley, AR
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS [the-digital-picture.com]

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Pandka 9 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful!

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Lynn 9 years, 9 months ago

INCREDIBLE!!! Both shots are absolutely amazing...WELL DONE :))

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Jendayee 9 years, 9 months ago

I've never seen these animals ! Beautiful shots !

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Brian 9 years, 9 months ago

Great capture in #1.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 9 months ago

Great shots

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 9 years, 9 months ago

[i][b]beautiful pictures ! :-)[/b][/i]

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 9 years, 9 months ago

Great shots. #1 is an incredible capture. Good work, John!

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Brenda Nelson 9 years, 9 months ago

Wow! These were worth the trip and cold weather to catch! Great post, John. (Thanks for letting us have your girls - they were precious!)

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