Critique Welcomed Elk Calf

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Ralph Thornton, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Ralph Thornton

    Ralph Thornton Well-Known Member

    I spent the past weekend and then some on a 4 day backpack in the wilderness area west of my home. It was cloudy most of the time and there was some rain, including one all day deluge. It was the first time I've seen an elk calf in the wild and getting a photo of the little guy was worth dealing with the lousy weather.

  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Beautiful, and looking right at you. Perfect.
  3. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    Ralph, this is just so beautiful! That expression with those huge ears and the big, wet muzzle. This was definitely worth the bad weather :)
  4. Bryan Hunt

    Bryan Hunt Member

    Great shot Ralph well worth the hike and bad weather. The colour and markings of his coat stands out well against the green background and as Lesley said his expression with his wet muzzle and eye contact make the image even better
  5. Ralph Thornton

    Ralph Thornton Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I guess there's nothing better than a baby animal, eh?
  6. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    So cute - the colors and texture in the coat are stunning Ralph
  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Lovely shot Ralph. I guess mum wasn't nearby then!
  8. Ralph Thornton

    Ralph Thornton Well-Known Member

    She was most likely close by but we didn't see her.
  9. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    superb effort that is! very impressive photography, and a lovely photo to boot!

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