Noble Buck

Noble Buck

Biblical

Biblical

I thought that the dramatic light, blowing snow and distant monolithic mountain background gave a biblical presence to this scene when I witnessed it one cold and windy day in January.

A Clean View

A Clean View

I like the simplicity of this handsome buck against freshly fallen snow. 

Sepia Bull Elk

Sepia Bull Elk

Big and mean, this bull was very territorial. 

Elk In The Mist

Elk In The Mist

The cold conditions created a magical effect of steam and mist around this herd of elk.

Three Bucks

Three Bucks

...doesn't get you much these days, but I enjoyed this scene.

Minimalist

Minimalist

....sometimes nature is just too cool.

Scratching Out A Living

Scratching Out A Living

Winter isn't for the weak in northern Alberta.

The Challenger

The Challenger

Soft Light/Sharp Antlers

Soft Light/Sharp Antlers

I could feel this bull elk thinking....he was so intense.

Bounce Right On Outa Here

Bounce Right On Outa Here

Jasper Deer

Jasper Deer

This herd of deer were fattening up on grass in the fall in preparation for the long winter.

Elk On The Lookout

Elk On The Lookout

Elk are ever vigilant, no taking a day off. 

Sneak Attack

Sneak Attack

I watched this Grizzly Bear ambush a herd of elk feeding over the crest of the hill. The bear gave them a good run but didn't get too close to capturing any of them. The speed and ferocity of the attack was a thing to behold!

Pronghorn

Pronghorn

Young Pronghorn

Young Pronghorn

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Vertically Oriented

Vertically Oriented

I liked the strong diagonals created by the rock fissures in this Rocky Mountain Scene. 

The Letter "L", is for Follow The "Leader"

The Letter "L", is for Follow The "Leader"

Rocky Home

Rocky Home

Mountain Goats are supremely adapted to this type of incredibly rugged terrain, amazing!

Bull Elk X Six

Bull Elk X Six

Bull elk tend to group together after the fall rut

Lost Elk

Lost Elk

Cruel Winter Winds

Cruel Winter Winds

Backlit Bull Elk

Backlit Bull Elk