The Odd Couple by Ken McElroy

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The two unlikely companions (coyote & elk) were both more interested in the approaching photographer than any untoward fraternization between species. Bull Elk was with a group of large bulls just a few miles into Yellowstone on the road from Mammoth to Tower.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.


800 Views & 12 Favorites on 11/2/13

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  1. Montana, The Treasure State
  2. Antlers, Racks and Other horned Animals
  3. The Wild West Show
  4. The Beauty of Nature
  5. Wolves and Wild Kin
  6. 100 to 499 Viewings Group
  7. Great Plains of North America
  8. The Virtual Museum

Canon EOS-1D, Mark II, Canon 500 f4L IS 1.4 Extender – 1/800@ f/14, ISO 200. Bogen 3411 w Wimberley style head. Processed in Adobe Lightroom 2.2.


3rd Generation Montanan, raised with a camera in hand, matriculated at U of M (GRIZ) with degrees in History and Creative Writing. Amassing Canon gear to enjoy in my retirement. I spend whatever time I can in Yellowstone and various other Montana wild venues.

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  • MountainHawk
    MountainHawkabout 6 years ago

    Oh wow what an unlikely occurence! This has to be a cherished moment! Great shot!

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 6 years ago

    An amazing shot!

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 6 years ago

    Great capture Ken! Quite amazing!!

  • laureenr
    laureenrover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Ken. So amazing to see these two together. The wolf actually looks so small and vulnerable.

  • copperhead
    copperheadover 5 years ago

    Amazing capture…and has to be highly unusual. Bet you thwarted something here :)..whether its carnage or mayhem..not sure :)

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleover 5 years ago

    Terrific and rare shot, Ken!!!!

  • mrhansen9
    mrhansen9over 5 years ago

    I love this! So original and rare!!! Very impressive work

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 5 years ago

    wonderful capture!!

  • Thanks so much, Gisela, and a Merry Montana Christmas to you.

    – Ken McElroy

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 5 years ago

    thanks Ken, and a wonderful holiday to you and your family!!!! This is a fantastic image and sure fits into this time of year!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 5 years ago


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