Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Look at that Headgear



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

I had to use my telephoto lens to get this picture of this bull elk in the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But those antlers were just begging to be photographed.

31 comments:

Mildred said...

WOW! John and I really enjoyed this photo George.

Elettra said...

Well done ,beautiful species

rainfield61 said...

I have taken the picture of a bug with antennae that resembles your deer horns.

Ginny said...

Great shot, but hope you were in the CAR!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!!!

Sandra said...

amazing to see him and wow on that spread of antlers, he must be very old to have that many that big. wish i could SEE him

LV said...

I would say from the size of this elk, you had better use a lens. He is really a big one. My son would loved to have seen that. He is avid hunter.

Happyone :-) said...

A magnificent animal!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wow...hope the wind doesn't knock him over!!! Great shot George!!!

Sunny said...

Magnificent animal - great picture!
☼ Sunny

Kay said...

Wow, he sure has a rack.

imac said...

Nifty shot George.

Busy Bee Suz said...

From the title, I was expecting a photo of me at 15 with all my braces!
That guy is quite impressive.

KathyA said...

He is amazing! Don't the females have braces, too?

Pam said...

What a thrill to spot such a big Elk. Nice shot with your telephoto, George. Its the kindest way to shoot any animal.

SandyCarlson said...

Quite a rack, to be sure! Great shot, George.

Fred Alton said...

What a shot! It's fantastic to get that close to wildlife anywhere!

Jen said...

Great Bull ELk!

Carletta said...

Photographing an Elk is something definite on my bucket list.
Love you totally appropriate title.
Your last few photos are simply gorgeous and I love the gold leaves and red leaves.
I tried to catch up with you and Betsy and Neal - looks like it was a terrific trip. :)

Hilda said...

Good thing you have a telephoto. He's magnificent, but scary too!

Indrani said...

Wow! He is huge and so is his headgear.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I really enjoyed this picture! :)

Betty

misslynda said...

Those antlers are magnificent! God did some spectacular things with HIS creation, didn't HE? However, when you look at those antlers, does it make your neck or head ache thinking about carrying all that extra weight?

EG Wow said...

That is sooooo cool!

Craver Vii said...

Harumph! That's a prize photo for sure!

Janie said...

Those are amazing antlers. He's one handsome looking buck.

Tammie Lee said...

yes indeed, those are wonderful antlers... I wonder who he was looking at!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Fascinating!

Loren said...

We have a couple of family's of deer that travel through our yard each morning & evening & they are just amazing! Some of the Bucks antlers look like this....Again! God is just AWESOME

Ann said...

I like to have a telescope lens when I go to the bush and take photos.

Here in New Zealand, they organise Americans to come on expensive helicopter deer hunting. They say they can't do it in USA, so they don't mind spending lots of money to hunt the red deer here.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome shot of the elk.