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Beautiful creature in a beautiful setting – one of a series of close encounter images I was able to get on a day trip to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (USA).

Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f2.8L @200mm, 1/800, f5.6, ISO 200, Processed in Lightroom 2.2.

2000 Views,15 features and 25 favorites on 4/3/14

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  1. America’s National Parks and Wildlife Habitat
  2. Animal Kingdom
  3. Animal Photography (4-legged and Furry Only)
  4. Antlers, Racks and other Horned Animals
  5. Focus and Lighting
  6. Even Toed Ungulates
  7. Montana, The Treasure State
  8. The 100-499 Viewings Group
  9. The Wild West Show
  10. The Fibonacci Sequence
  11. A World of EOS
  12. Artist’s Universe
  13. America’s; Rural, Urban Wild & Free
  14. Crops and Harvest

Canon 1D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f2.8L @200mm, 1/800, f5.6, ISO 200, Processed in Lightroom.

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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  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesalmost 6 years ago


  • akaurora
    akauroraalmost 6 years ago

    FABULOUS!! CONGRATS on the well deserved feature!! Take Care Rick & Deb :)

  • laureenr
    laureenralmost 6 years ago

    Stunning The Ram would be so proud of this shot.

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 6 years ago

    Incredible portrait shot!! Well done Ken and Congratulations on your feature in Animal Kingdom!!

  • flower429
    flower429almost 6 years ago

    Wonderful Animal Portrait…

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you all for your supportive comments. It is truly flattering that you have enjoyed the image

  • MountainHawk
    MountainHawkalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture. One of the few critters I did not see when I visited Yellowstone.

  • Peri
    Perialmost 6 years ago

    What an amazing capture. I love the look in his eye, like…you better watch it, buster, or I’ll….

  • Thanks, Peri – he was actually pretty mellow given my distance of about 15 feet, but he clearly didn’t want me aproaching any further.

    – Ken McElroy

  • NaturesVision
    NaturesVisionover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Ken, well done!!! – Ann

  • Alana Ranney
    Alana Ranneyover 5 years ago

    Great comp!! Excellent image!

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