A Beautiful Rainy Morning

Last Tuesday morning greeted us with dark, cloudy skies and rain. What are we to do when leading a photo trip and the sky is leaking rain? Dick and I were leading our Pennsylvania Elk Photography Experience and decided to endure the weather and look for elk. We were not disappointed. In fact, we saw numerous elk even though it was raining hard at times. We stumbled upon two bulls near the Hick Run Viewing Area and began to photograph them.

It wasn’t long before the one bull disappeared into the woods. But another one was making his way toward the creek. I’ve been wanting to get a photograph of an elk in the water for a long time, so I followed this bull hoping he would cross the creek. This never happened, but I spent over two hours photographing this bull as he ate acorn after acorn and then even laid down to chew his cud. It always amazes me how gentle and accommodating these large animals can be at times.

This bull did not cross the creek, but some nearby cows and another bull did. But that is a story for another day.

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