Signal Mtn

Grand Teton Elk

Elk

Waiting for Santa
© Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

TheTeton/Yellowstone elk herd is one of the largest in the world. It numbers in the many thousands. It winters in the National Elk Refuge just north of Jackson. As the winter snows melt, it migrates north into Yellowstone and east into the Gros Ventres mountains.

TIMES

Like most animals elk are most active in the hours just after sunrise and just before sunset. Elk can be are extremely dangerous and even cows with calves will attack to defend their young. Keep your distance! A 400mm lens on a crop sensor camera was used to take the above image.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 200-500 mm for 35mm camera, 100-400mm for crop sensor cameras

FILTERS: polarizer in winter to cut glare on the snow.

FILMS

 

Slide films: Provia 100F or Kodak E100SW

 

DIGITAL CAMERAS

See: Digital cameras for landscape work.

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