Signal Mtn

Bull Elk

Autumns Call 
© Miles Hecker

CLICK ABOVE IMAGE TO SEE GOOGLE MAP LOCATION
SEASONS

Like most wildlife the coat on elk looks the best in winter or spring . In the summer they can look quite mangy even if they remain unaffected by the disease itself. A snowy background also isolates the animal better.

This large bull was a member of a large group of elk that hang out in Gibbon meadows in late summer and early fall. In the past, large bull elk were more solitary. The introduction of wolves has changed their behavior. In Yellowstone these days, a solitary elk is easy pickings for a wolf pack.

 

TIMES

 

As is the case with most wildlife, elk are most active in early morning or late afternoon. That can all change of course if the rut is on. The constant need to attract and keep a mate in the face of challengers, overwhelms their normal behavior pattern. The above shot was taken at a focal length of about 500mm on a crop sensor camera.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 300-800mm focal length for crop sensor or full frame camera.

FILMS

Slide films: Fuji Provia 400X

Go Back to Yellowstone Photo Map

All images & text Copyright © WyoFOTO LLC 2000-2013