Archive for March, 2009

Elk County Wildlife

Posted in Elk on March 15, 2009 by bobshank

We just returned from our photo excursion in Elk County. James and I enjoyed 2 days in the beautiful mountains surrounding Benezette where the Pennsylvania elk roam freely. They provide plenty of photographic opportunities, but along the way other wildlife species attract our attention.

Today, as I was searching for elk, I came upon a porcupine. These creatures get a bad rap in my opinion. This little guy was cute! He put on a little show for me and then got a little scared when I got too close. Then he climbed up a tree. It was interesting to watch him move along in what seemed like slow motion. James met me and was able to observe this little guy for a while, too. Porcupines are not nearly as large as elk but they are every bit as fascinating. You just never know what you might come across out on the mountain!

I was posted a gallery of photos taken on this photo excursion. You can check them out here. Take a look as these wildlife photos and let me know what you think of them.


Tomorrow’s Photo Trip

Posted in Preparation on March 12, 2009 by bobshank

Early tomorrow morning, my son, James, and I will be heading off on another photography excursion. We are excited about this trip for two primary reasons. First, we always enjoy going to the beautiful mountains of Elk County and trying our hand at photographing the elk. The challenge is a welcome one for both of us because the beauty we see is always something to behold! Secondly, this is the time of year that the elk drop their antlers. Some years ago we found a spike antler, but we have not yet found any of the big boy’s antlers. We will be hiking many miles in our search and will hopefully come back with some good photos and perhaps even a shed antler. At the very least, we will come back with some incredible memories. There is no place like the mountians!

New Blog Format

Posted in Blog on March 11, 2009 by bobshank

I am now using WordPress for my blogging software. It has a great layout and is very easy to use. You can find out how to use it to create your own blog by clicking here. I hope you like this new blog format. Leave a comment to share your thoughts.

James and I will be getting ready to head to the mountains of Elk County early on Friday morning. This is a great time of year to be on the elk range. The bulls are dropping their antlers and hints of spring are in the air everywhere. I can’t wait to pack up our photo equipment and head out for another photo excursion. The Pennsylvania elk are truly amazing animals and I can’t wait to get them in my viewfinder again!

Welcome to the Bob Shank Photography Blog

Posted in Blog on March 9, 2009 by bobshank

Hello! This is the new blog for Bob Shank Photography. I have heard good things about WordPress and wanted to try it out, so here I am. I hope to convert my old blog postings to this site in the near future, but I have a lot to learn about this new blogging software. What do you think of this format?