Congratulations to Gene Putney of Putney Nature Images for winning the recent Fall Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Rocky Mountain Bull Elk.”
Captured in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, Putney explains, “At first I could not see this bull and his harem below the ridge; I could just hear his bugle in response to other bulls that were nearby bugling. With the autumn colors of the aspen trees for a background, I knew it would be a nice setting if he decided to make an appearance. Through wishful thinking, he gave me my opportunity as he charged up the hill to get a better viewpoint to protect his harem.”
Nikon D500, Nikkor AF-S 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED, Induro Stealth GTT204 Tripod/BHM2s Ballhead. Exposure: 1/640 sec., f/5.6, ISO 1250.
See more of Gene Putney’s photography at www.putneynatureimages.com.