Uprooted Magnolia

Elk Week: Bruisers

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife by leahyetter on September 10, 2011

These two bulls are the favorites. The heavies.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

This guy posed beautifully in the sunshine by the sunflowers.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

We woke this one up from a nap and sat with him for a while.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

He checked things out then started grazing.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

This image feels like the cover of a magazine along with the one on Thursday.

I’m not a hunting woman, at least not with a gun. I hunt with a camera. But if you are in the market for one of these bruisers, you can book a hunt with Edwards Outfitting and see these guys for yourself.
Well, that’s it for Elk Week.  I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these magnificent creatures. The last time I photographed them, they were in the velvet. This time, their antlers were shiny and smooth with silver-tines. We had an incredible time watching them play in the mud, run through the sunflowers, and we even witnessed a couple fights. Yikes.
Thanks Rich Edwards for a fabulous getaway!

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  1. jomegat said, on September 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Fabulous series! I enjoyed them all. Thanks for bringing these magnificent animals into my home.


  2. WANDA GARCIA said, on September 12, 2011 at 6:05 am

    That big fellow was the best I’ve seen for awhile. He about takes your breath away. Another perfect picture. Thanks Leah. wanda


    • leahyetter said, on September 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you sweetness! We actually got a short break on Labor Day Weekend to see these guys. Glad you like them. 🙂


  3. Victoria Bennett Beyer said, on September 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I really enjoyed Elk Week! You got some great shots and I’m sure it was fun to watch these guys.


  4. Lenore Diane said, on September 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Do you submit these photos to any magazines? The last elk shot is breathtakingly beautiful. The eyes of the elk – well, I guess it is just one eye – still, it’s as if he is looking right through you. Wow.


    • leahyetter said, on September 15, 2011 at 9:12 am

      I know! Patrick keeps telling me I should submit these. I’m looking into that. Thank you Lenore!


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