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Best Friends
Bull Elk in Velvet captured along Trailridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park lay on the Alpine soaking in the sun amongst the wildflowers. This is one of the only times of the year which you see the Bull's together, as they go about their business together. When I saw these 2 kicking back, I just started laughing, as if to say "Hey who has the Coppertone and Nestea!" lol What a pair, the one on the left with his head raised slightly, as if showing arrogance, while the one on the right seemingly looking at me and smiling.

You all would not believe where they were lounging at....about 13,000 feet high, out on the Alpine Tundra, what you don't see is that just beyond them is a gigantic drop off straight down, and the sky across from them filled with mountain peaks, barely above the altitude which they are at. That shot is yet to come!

Recently a lot of you asked to see more of my Wildlife photography, and I have to admit I have a LOT which I am just sitting on, so I figured that maybe the time is right to start posting these shots.

Well let me know what ya all think!

:bulletred: Thanks everyone for your feedback & comments. It is impossible for me to say thank you to everyone who leaves comments, as it takes away from me seeing YOUR work, but if you do I will swing by your page and check your work out.


:bulletred: See more on my website jdebordphoto.com
All artwork is © John De Bord, All Rights Reserved. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, redistribute, or modify this image without my express consent
Image size
858x571px 918.59 KB
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 27, 2007, 9:36:10 AM
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What an amazing opportunity to capture these two like this! Such a clear and beautiful pic.
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KreepingSpawnProfessional Traditional Artist
there's such a wonderful graphic impact to their poses too. bravo!
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this photo has been featured in " IMAGES IN NATURE" thank you for lending your art to this project..

Luca :iconogiedomane:
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kkartProfessional Photographer
Well thank you!
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very deserving and you're welcome..:)
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:wave: You have been featured here [link] :boogie:
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Nice shot!
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AmberSunset Photographer
What a wonderful capture... I like the pose!!
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kkartProfessional Photographer
:) Well thank you very much!
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ZenAkitaHobbyist Photographer
I love the fact you captured the eyes on the one in the back and the texture of there fur. Great shot.

But admit it, you know you wanted to have an Austin Powers moment. DO I MAKE YOU HORNEY BABY YAaaaaaaaa baaaaaby YAAAAAAAAAAaaa
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:wave: Hi - I just featured you here [link] :)
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shirotaka Photographer
great timing
i like the one on the left
and the almost blue shadow and the yellow flowers make a beautiful contrast
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kkartProfessional Photographer
hey thanks very much!
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Cute to see them head to head, with their antlers almost entwined.... Beautiful light, I like how it draws the ridge of his back!
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kkartProfessional Photographer
well thank you! They are incredible animals!
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Raph1966Student General Artist
Just think: these two bulls will be locking horns during the Rut. Until then...they just chiiiiiilll... :relax: What a shot. :)
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kkartProfessional Photographer
Oh I know, crazy as it is. Glad ya like the shot, thank YOU!
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Beuatiful shot. I love how it's hard to tell which horns belong to which. Great Capture
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kkartProfessional Photographer
:) Appreciated, thanks!
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Can't wait to see the other pics of these guys.
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TheeLitProfessional Photographer
Oh this is just so sweet... :heart: Wonderful shot! Not that I expect anything less from you ;)
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