Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bull Elk Gathering His Harem

            Bull Elk and Cow in Yellowstone During Rutting Season in September
14" x 18" (35.6 cm x 45.7 cm) original acrylic on gessoed board $725 w/free shipping in US & Canada

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At the beginning of rutting season in Yellowstone this bull elk is gathering his harem. Here in the evening we came upon this young elk cow and were so close we could hear her breathing and chewing as the great bull eyes us from across the stream. Evening is a magical time as the light plays tricks on our vision. We see the cool tones of the forest in the background and the golden tones of the meadow in the foreground. Both warm and cool colors are reflected in the bodies of the elk sharply defining them at first then almost causing them to disappear into the shadows as the sun continues to set.

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