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High Alert by A.M. Ruttle

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Striking out on their own, this band of cow elk broke off from the larger herd and was on alert, intently scanning the north. Wolves have been known to drop into this open plain called the National Elk Refuge, Jackson, Wyoming, USA.

The cows trotted nervously from one corner of the Refuge to another, all the while their steamy breath was catching the rising sun. Canon 50D, f8, 1/500, 400mm. View 483 and Faves 6 through 1 January 2012, thanks for stopping by!

Featured in:
- All That is Nature, February 2012
- Antlers, Racks, and Other Horned Animals, January 2011
- Wild Nature Photography & Writing, January 2010
Thank you so much!

Wildlife, wild places, wild light… mountains, the ocean, the sky… ahhhhhhhl. Breathe deeply as you look into these images.

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  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 5 years ago
    • Well done !
  • Thanks, n, so nice to have you along on my morning safari! Cheers, AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • dove99
    dove99almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture, I can feel the tension!

  • HI DiDi, thanks, and I agree with your statement: it’s all about the animals! A magic world, even fraught with danger as it can be. Thanks for stopping by, AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    Every ear pricked; respiration rapid. Subtle colors & fabulous action. Great shot!

  • Oh WOW do you get it, artwhiz; it’s as if you were there!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 5 years ago

    fabulous picture, great light,dawnx

  • Oh my gosh, dawn, you were eye to eye with that lion! I can imagine it would make you a little weak in the knees; what a moment!! Thanks for coming by, AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    A wonderful image!!!!!

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 5 years ago

    They sure smell something! It makes we worry for them.

  • rjore
    rjorealmost 5 years ago

    Great capture and background information, love the image!

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgealmost 5 years ago

    You captured the tension perfectly, very good shot, composition and presentation!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 5 years ago

    i was a little wobbly in the knees for sure hehe many thanks,dawnx

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent shot, I love the nature/landscape aspect of the shot. I need to do more of these type of photographs as apposed to just portrait photos.

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