Elk in the Canadian Rockies

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© Bill Van Gelder
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UploadedFebruary 21, 2010
TakenFebruary 21, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/250 sec at f/4.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length150 mm
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Took a day off skiing and toured the country side. Even though it's winter, the unusual warm weather has made travel on many isolated side roads possible throughout the mountains. We set out before sunrise and hoped to spot some Elk to photograph during the day. At sunset, we were finally rewarded. The day was sunny, mild and windless. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. No photograph can do justice to the spectular British Columbia mountains. Unfortunately, this was the last day of our two week ski vacation.

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  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    I like the way the light comes in from the right side....Beautiful animal.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    A fantastic capture!! This had to be an incredible moment!

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (21 Feb 2010):

    Great picture Bill.

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (21 Feb 2010):

    I think he's spotted you!!! Nice capture!!!

  • Kevin Ellis

    Kevin Ellis gave props (21 Feb 2010):

    He thinks your going to shoot him Bill, oops so you did. Great shot!!

  • Michael Kenney

    Michael Kenney gave props (21 Feb 2010):

    Wonderful capture. Gotta love that end of day light.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Wonderful ski vacation,,this is a beautiful shot of the Elk..B.C. is beautiful..

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Beautiful lighting, you really are blessed with your native life and landscape sceneries!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Wow! very nice capture. The light it great. Beautiful photo. dp

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (26 Feb 2010):

    I'm glad that you were rewarded at the end of the day with finding an Elk. The lighting on the Elk is really great, as is the whole photo. It was nice that you had an enjoyable day in the spectacular British Columbia mountains. My husband and I loved our trip to British Columbia, it is so beautiful!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    The lighting is beautiful, super capture..

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