Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 400mm F/5.6L, 400mm, 1/1000 sec, aperture 5.6, ISO 400, manual exposure,
I was cruising North Yellowstone looking for wildlife photo opps when the moon popped up over the Absaroka Mountains a half our before sundown. One and two days before the full moon you can get a nice full moon and a well light landscape at the same time. I was in wildlife rich Yellowstone so I frantically started looking for an animal to put in front of the moon. At Blacktail Ponds I found this elk, rapidly parked and ran down the hill to to line up the moon with the elk. This greatly angered a photographer that was shooting a northern flickr in a tree cavity. I did not know he was shooting. I pointed out the unfolding scene behind him and soon he was as excited as I was.