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Old Aug 29, 2008, 12:35 AM   #1
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I was going to do only one thread for animals, but it got too many images. So I've split them into more manageable threads.

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I think that some people aren't very bright, or else they are too used to seeing animals in zoos. These animals are wild and while they are protected in the national park, they aren't tame or trained. I thought these people were pushing the envelope with this rather impressive rack:


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Old Aug 29, 2008, 9:12 AM   #2
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That last one is scary...Elks will attack almost anything with no fear when they feel threatened. Some folks would be better off getting longer lens and live longer....Would they do this with a Grizz? Scary.


Wonderful series Harriet ...LD is loving these as this is one of her dream destinations we've not been able to get to.

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Old Aug 29, 2008, 12:07 PM   #3
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I think that some people aren't very bright, or else they are too used to seeing animals in zoos. These animals are wild and while they are protected in the national park, they aren't tame or trained. I thought these people were pushing the envelope with this rather impressive rack:
Funny, I thought the same thing about your standing in front of that Bison. :blah:

Bull elk - especially in the rutting season - can be unpredictable. They normally do not get this close to humans. I came across one like this in a park once, and the only reason I dared to approach it was to intercept a toddler who was unattended and approaching too close. Don't know where his parents were, or I would have questioned their parenting skills.

The picture of the elk calf is really appealing. You look to be having a great vacation and taking good advantage of the photo ops that are there.
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Old Aug 29, 2008, 8:41 PM   #4
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Really nice shot on the elk calf Harriet. From the sharpness I am guessing that must have been your A* 300. Which Nat'l Park was this (the answer is probably in one of your other threads)? The bull is very impressive but the crowds would really turn me off.

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Beautiful, Harriet. That baby one is just precious.

I agree on that crowd. Those people are crazy!

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Old Aug 29, 2008, 11:04 PM   #6
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Thanks for the compliments. We were in Yellowstone for a week, and the crowds weren't as bad as I had expected (we had been there once before in the middle of the summer).

All of the pictures in this thread were taken with the A*300, so none of the animals were as close as they probably appear. I was surprised just how much I ended up using it, and not just for animals, either.
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Lovely series, No.2 is wonderful.
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That last one is a little scary. Elk can be very aggresive...maybe a good thing it isn't spring time...cheers...Don
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