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Antlers, Racks and Other Horned Animals – October 17, 2010

I never did get a frontal view of this beautiful Bull Elk because it wasn’t safe to do so. He never left his spot alongside the highway. We were coming back to Jasper from Maligne Lake, so we stopped to enjoy this back view anyway.
I applied a light brown texture to this photo by CGTextures, then a slight brown vignette in Photoshop.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi; Sigma 150-500mm lens @150mm
Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada


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Self taught photographer enjoying retirement in travel and meeting fellow members of Redbubble.

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  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 3 years ago

    Wow, awesome result hon. I remember this magnificent animal very well. Still didn’t get around to work on the shots of him I got.

  • wasn’t he great? Too bad he didn’t turn around, but this is still pretty neat to see the huge rack. Thanks hon

    – Vickie Emms

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Oh I see you captured my elk hehe…….Quite the beautiful animal. Great shot !!

  • yes, where were you Sean :-)) Probably on the other side getting the frontal view! Many thanks for your fabulous comment, so nice to see you here :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Such a great back view. Your added touches have made this a beautiful capture Sis. Love it. :>)) Leslie

  • thanks so much sis, nice to see you’re back home :-)))

    – Vickie Emms

  • jules572
    jules572over 3 years ago

    Well composed and edited image Vickie. What a thrill to come across His Highness…Jules…Favour

  • thank you dear friend for your visit and fave, so much appreciated

    – Vickie Emms

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertover 3 years ago

    A wonderful sight, Vickie! I remember having visitors like this in our campsite in Jasper too. Hoping to go back there next year:-)

  • I could go there every summer Brenda. I love the parks system, all of it. So glad you like this guy, hope you get to see lots of them. The parkies are trying to scare them away from human habitation, so they are scarce now. Many thanks for dropping in.

    – Vickie Emms

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 3 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • thank you Janice

    – Vickie Emms

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 3 years ago

    This is definetly a winner, Vickie.. Beautiful shot

  • thank you so much Carol

    – Vickie Emms

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Wow . . . that’s amazing!!!! A beautiful capture!!!! :-)

  • thanks so much Lori

    – Vickie Emms

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Vickie, so beautiful!

  • thank you Chris

    – Vickie Emms

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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