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UploadedJanuary 11, 2009
TakenOctober 12, 2008
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Exposure1/50 sec at f/10
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Focal Length32 mm
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The Buffalo National River in Arkansas flows free over swift running rapids and quiet pools for its 135-mile length. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48 states without dams, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs traveling eastward through the Arkansas Ozarks and into the White River.

there are 4 elks by the river, can you find it?

127 responses

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (10 Jan 2009):


  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    Amazing photo, great job, David

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    Woh... this is fantabulous!!! Splendid, awesome, breathtaking!!! One of your best David!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    you sure find yourself in some great light! this is awesome!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    Magnificent in every way.

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    I've said it before, but I'll say it again - I've got to get out of Rhode Island (and learn to take photos like this!)

  • A F

    A F gave props (10 Jan 2009):


  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    speechless...great job...

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    WOW!!!!!! I can't stop staring........David, this is a masterpiece!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    absolutely beautiful!!!

  • Laurie Fuller/Drake

    Laurie Fuller/Drake gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    wow i dhink you have so much talent this is just wonderful

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    i;m still looking for the friggin' elk....

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    David another fabulous shot....

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Stunning, stunning, stunning!! And yes, I found the elk!! :)

  • n n

    n n (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Speachless here too!...The four elks...below the penisula on the right side?

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Yup theyre there where it narrows to a fork and one of them is Elkwee!!!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Wow! Really great.

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    *faints* This is GLORIOUS David!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    This is gorgeous!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    OH Man this is so beautiful! I bet it will be published! I think I found 2 of the elk ^-^

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Oh, David.... hadn't realized that you've been to my neighborhood :) this is magnificent!! This is the most beautiful place here in Arkansas and you have done a masterful job capturing it.. we love to "float the Buffalo"...grab your canoes everyone!!!!

  • david ong

    david ong said (11 Jan 2009):

    you are right Maurie, love that place.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Maurie is right a great place to float! Just about any river in the Ozarks a great for floating! Did you know the one island in the lower part of the picture is called "Elk Island". It has kind of an elf head shape!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    David, You never cease to amaze me on your work! ...Beautiful lighting and very well done!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer said (11 Jan 2009):

    I had no idea that Arkansas had such beautiful scenery. Yes, I spotted the elks! You have an amazing photo here...a winner!

  • Ted Opderbeck

    Ted Opderbeck gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    WOW! - this photo has almost a mystical feel. Awesome!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Absolutely breathtaking. A true work of art.

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Stunning capture!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Such incredible light!

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Super stunning David, the scenery with that lighting, bravo!

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson gave props (13 Jan 2009):

    I am loving it David!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (13 Jan 2009):

    Stunning entry.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2009):

    Absolutely Beautiful !!!

  • Mal Stewart

    Mal Stewart gave props (14 Jan 2009):

    Agreeing with everyone else here...great image, but before I scrolled down I spent five minutes looking for the elks.....thought I had spotted them, but was'nt quite sure, and yes I had. Totally beautiful shot. Well done David.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (15 Jan 2009):

    what a glorious treat ;o)

  • Trish

    Trish gave props (17 Jan 2009):


  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    I am Speechless!! This is beautiful!!

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (22 Jan 2009):

    Beautifully serene landscape.

  • Michelle Spaulding

    Michelle Spaulding gave props (28 Jan 2009):

    this is gorgeous, the colors are stunning, and so is the view david!:)

  • Alexandra Zimmer

    Alexandra Zimmer (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2009):


  • Rebecca Delekta

    Rebecca Delekta gave props (8 Feb 2009):

    This is one of the most amazing photographs. I love it.

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (10 Feb 2009):

    Very beautiful! Fantastic light and space! Congratulations!

  • Lindsey Key

    Lindsey Key gave props (12 Feb 2009):

    incredible. big fan of your work :]

  • Wojtek P.

    Wojtek P. gave props (16 Feb 2009):

    Great capture !

  • Alec Villiva

    Alec Villiva (Deleted) said (12 Mar 2009):

    reminds me of some sort of ideal painting

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2009):

    I gasp at the beauty!

  • Rei Golay

    Rei Golay gave props (18 Apr 2009):

    Wow, this is absolutely fantastic! I love your work :]

  • Janette Kimbrough

    Janette Kimbrough gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    this is a fabulous photo! Picture perfect :)

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (5 Jun 2009):

    You’ve Captured Paradise David!

  • Allison W

    Allison W gave props (14 Jun 2009):


  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    I love the rays in this capture!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (29 Jun 2009):


  • Abdulrahman Al-Daithan

    Abdulrahman Al-Daithan said (13 Nov 2009):

    Wow David

    this is gorgeous

    amazing range of colors

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    voted :-)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Came back to vote!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    wow! amazing image, David! my vote

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2009):


  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    incredible shot! Excellent job!!!!! voted of course

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) said (18 Dec 2009):

    back to vote! I am glad you are back, David. I missed you.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    BTV!! Yes you've been missed and people have asked me about you. :)

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    Heck yeah! this is Magical and Way RAD for sure. dp

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    Stopped back by to vote!!! Glad to see you back... I missed you :)

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    Return to cast my vote, stellar work as always.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    An incredibly beautiful shot!! Has my vote!!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    I apologize for missing this photo before, but you've got my "Yeah!" vote now! I really like the light and colors in this image, David. And the mist gives it a wonderful surreal quality. R


    JOE FAILK gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Sensational work!!!!!!

  • bonnie pelton

    bonnie pelton gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    awesome,got my vote !

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    back to vote! :)

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    A true work of art

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    back to vote!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    very professional

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    It must have been difficult for you to choose a piece for this theme - you have so many beautiful ones that could fit. Good choice though - my vote!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    Back to vote for this incredible shot.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    My vote,,gorgeous

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    Yes, I see the elks...great shot! Voted!

  • marilu

    marilu (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    You always manage to find such beautiful places to photograph! This one is a real beauty! Excellent capture & perfect entry for this theme!

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    Excellent yes!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    Voted! Absolutely!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (25 Dec 2009):

    BTV!! Magical!!

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (26 Dec 2009):

    Gorgeous!! You have some great photos in your jpgmag collection. Congratulations!!

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones gave props (27 Dec 2009):

    wow! amazing capture! I really could look at this for hours!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (28 Dec 2009):

    Great?.....this is absolutely STUNNING david. voted :)

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2009):

    ummmmm ... freakin' wow!

  • Maki H.

    Maki H. gave props (29 Dec 2009):


  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    Amazing light and vote!!

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (31 Dec 2009):

    Sweet shot!!!! voted!!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (31 Dec 2009):

    BTV! Happy New Year to you David....may the coming year bring you much happiness:)

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (1 Jan 2010):

    Excellent dreamy shot!! voted

  • Eric Maki

    Eric Maki (Deleted) gave props (2 Jan 2010):

    Great work!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    masterpiece...and absolutely my vote!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    back to vote ^-^ Yeah of course

  • Olivier Scher

    Olivier Scher gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    Of course a great outdoor pic !

  • Hardidjan

    Hardidjan gave props (7 Jan 2010):


  • Rebecca Sheehan

    Rebecca Sheehan gave props (8 Jan 2010):

    gorgeous shot!

  • Sara Elena

    Sara Elena gave props (9 Jan 2010):

    Great colors and contrast!!!! Very cool place!

  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful capture! Voted!!

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    brilliant perfect !

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    WOW! This is outstanding! Got my vote!

  • n n

    n n (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    Had to go back and vote, it deserves it.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (19 Jan 2010):

    Whoa! Wow!

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (20 Jan 2010):

    amazing light and colors. very beautiful capture.

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (20 Jan 2010):

    Got my vote. A+

  • Jt Loh

    Jt Loh gave props (23 Jan 2010):

    Such a glorious moment photographed. Such a huge inspiration for us all to give thanks and appreciate all that we have been blessed..... THank you for this reminder.

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    back to vote!

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful shot!!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (26 Jan 2010):

    Darn right back to vote.

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    Truely Magnificent!!!!!!! VOTED.

  • Francis Marquez

    Francis Marquez gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    just pretty

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    Spectacular! Voted!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    I love the light rays and the mist!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    love the color and the lighting is excellent well done !!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    You pulled back the curtain and peeked into Heaven, didn't you David!!!?? Now we all know what Heaven will look like when we get there!! So magnificant and sacred appearing. I love it very much!! Voted.

  • Philipp Sidler

    Philipp Sidler said (4 Feb 2010):

    looks unreal to me...but nice

  • Hermosa Lee Kwan

    Hermosa Lee Kwan (Deleted) said (4 Feb 2010):

    "What Dreams May Come"

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    gorgeous shot & worthy competitor in this category

  • s w

    s w gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    this is beautiful! the lighting and composition is just breathtaking. Voted!

  • Gregory Mencotti

    Gregory Mencotti gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    David, You may have outdone even yourself! WOW!

  • andhika andri puar

    andhika andri puar gave props (19 Feb 2010):

    heavenly breathtaking capture,, great work.

  • Bostjan Kosir

    Bostjan Kosir gave props (19 Feb 2010):


  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    One word "STUNNING! Sorry, make that two words, Voted:)

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (26 Feb 2010):

    back to vote

  • Robert Case

    Robert Case gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    Yes, yes, and yes again. Another classic It's definitely "Hot" and it should be published.

  • charu ram

    charu ram gave props (17 Dec 2011):

    picture perfect!

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