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Iconic RMNP Moment
An iconic scene in Rocky Mountain National Park.
A bull elk on the slopes of Flattop Mountain with Longs Peak in the background.
The Trough Route on Longs looks like it could be in good shape.
June 20, 2009

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BigRobWapiti

BigRob

Voted 10/10

Great photo. I never tire of looking at elk. They are majestical, strong and smart.
Posted Jun 25, 2009 12:37 am

NelsonRe: Wapiti

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Thanks. He definitely had all of those attributes. He was with a young bull, maybe two years old (?), who he seemed to be protecting. I cropped the young one out of this shot, he was standing off to the right. I felt that this captured the majesty better.
Posted Jun 25, 2009 1:41 pm

lcarreauThe size of this elk

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

beats those I saw up at the Grand Canyon.

Hey, at least you captured a mountain in the
background, so I'm giving it 10/10 !
Posted Jun 25, 2009 1:23 am

NelsonRe: The size of this elk

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Thanks. This guy was big. It's nice that the Park Service put him in such a photogenic location!
Posted Jun 25, 2009 1:37 pm

lcarreauRe: The size of this elk

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Yes, don't we all just completely and
unconditionally love the NPS ???
Posted Jun 25, 2009 8:01 pm

Bob SihlerAwesome

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

Yes, truly an iconic scene!
Posted Jul 5, 2009 10:33 pm

NelsonRe: Awesome

Nelson

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Thanks Bob. I've spent a lot of time in RMNP but this was quite the lucky find. I had to move down the trail a bit to get Longs into the frame, but the elk patiently stayed put, not moving off until I had snapped a few shots.
Posted Jul 7, 2009 11:39 pm

ChristianRodriguezYou did it again

ChristianRodriguez

Voted 10/10

GREAT SHOT!!!
Posted Jul 15, 2009 2:44 am

anitaperfect

anita

Voted 10/10

one of my favorites
Posted Jul 24, 2009 7:57 pm

NelsonRe: perfect

Nelson

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Thanks, anita. You gone for a while, no? Nice to hear from you, appreciate the comment. Hope all is well.
Posted Jul 25, 2009 8:55 pm

NelsonRe: Out of a movie

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the comment Lolli. Appreciate it. He was actually hanging out with another, younger elk.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:44 pm

asaking11Great Photograph

asaking11

Voted 10/10

This is an amazing shot. I love how you were able to catch Longs in the background.
Posted Jul 29, 2009 5:12 pm

NelsonRe: Great Photograph

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Thanks, it was a lucky deal. My friend was starting to take pictures as we were coming down on to the elk, with just some trees and distant valley in the background. I saw the situation and moved down farther and off to the side before shooting, so I could include Longs.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:42 pm

Mark DoironI'm Using ...

Mark Doiron

Voted 10/10

I'm using this outstanding image on the National Parks list page. Let me know if that's a problem. --mark d.
Posted Aug 26, 2009 4:44 pm

NelsonRe: I'm Using ...

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Thanks very much for selecting this photo. Much appreciated. Take care, Nelson
Posted Aug 27, 2009 1:02 am

MarkDidierA Dynamic Duo!

MarkDidier

Voted 10/10

I'm not sure which is better, the elk or the shot of Longs. Incredible Pic!
Posted Feb 20, 2010 9:05 pm

NelsonRe: A Dynamic Duo!

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Thanks for your comment! It was a lucky encounter for sure. I had to scramble into the right position standing on some rocks, but the elk cooperated by not moving off until I squeezed off a couple of shots.
Posted Feb 22, 2010 2:18 am

Liba Kopeckovais he posing

Liba Kopeckova

Voted 10/10

just for your photo? great capture!
Posted Feb 22, 2010 9:57 am

NelsonRe: is he posing

Nelson

Hasn't voted

Thanks Liba. Yes, he was posing for me! I tried to get him to do a Virabhadrasana III like your profile photo, but he would have none of it.
Posted Feb 22, 2010 4:31 pm

winemanvangood job

winemanvan

Voted 10/10

excellent photo.
Posted Mar 8, 2010 9:47 am

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NelsonSubmitted by Nelson
on Jun 24, 2009 1:56 pm

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