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Velvet Time by Ken McElroy

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A young bull elk in Velvet. Shot in August near Old Faithful – Yellowstone National Park. The light on those tender new horns was exquisite.

1222 Views, 12 favorites & 12 Features on 4/10/14


  1. All Things in the Natural World
  2. Colour and Light
  3. Style. Class. Elegance. Excellence.
  4. Montana, the Treasure State
  5. Great Plains of North America
  6. Even Toed Ungulates
  7. Superbly Visual
  8. Breathtaking Wild Animals & Plants
  9. All That is Nature
  10. Nature in its Entirety
  11. A World of EOS
  12. Hall of Fame for Artists of Animal Images
  13. Tuesday Afternoon

Canon EOS-1D, Mark II, Canon 300 f/4 L IS, 1.4 extender, 1/60@ f/5.6 ISO 100 – handheld. Processed in 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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  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyabout 5 years ago

    It is very beautiful Ken, the light and details of the Elk’s coat are wonderful.

  • 3XEternity
    3XEternityabout 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago

    fantastic work

  • DonMiguel
    DonMiguelabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing capture, Your portfolio here on RB is amazing, thank you for sharing such wonders.

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 5 years ago

    Exquisite work.

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderabout 5 years ago

    wonderful perspective Ken!!

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserabout 5 years ago

    There are still some young bulls with velvet on their spikes in RMNP. Great light you captured

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtabout 5 years ago

    lovely light – well done.

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful, fab, congrats on your feature :)

  • Many thanks – real honor to be featured in this group.

    – Ken McElroy

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellabout 5 years ago


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