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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Photo of the Week! Bull Elk, YNP

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm f2.8 w/TC14e II, ISO 800, 1/500, f4

This bull elk was relaxing near the road by Madison Junction in Yellowstone National Park. All week during my visit this bull elk and his ladies where near the road. With such easy access to the elk harem, they were constantly surrounded by people. Early on my last morning however, he got his opportunity to enjoy a early season snowfall. 

The window had closed once more and more people got out of their cars and got a little too close. I was talking with another photographer when several other people walked right up the the bull elk with their cell phones to get a up close photograph. I was really afraid that this guy was going to get injured.