Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pennsylvanica Elk in Benezette, PA

If you ever get the opportunity to go to Benezette, PA in the fall, you will see beautiful scenes of elk roaming the country side. Some even come into the small village of Benezette. We were told the best time to come in towards evening or early morning.

We tried counting the tines on this big bull elk and we believe there are 17 points. You can't really see them all in the above photo but are a bit easier to see in the lower one. He is beautiful. These photos were taken in the evening when the light was fading so the photos aren't that bright.

Below is a smaller bull, and he was along the road near a creek just standing there looking at us. The light was much better for this photo.

Here is a close up of old #36, I believe that is the number on his collar. He is one that has been tagged. He was probably about 25 feet or so from me when I took this photo.

Here are some elk standing in a field, too far away to get good close up photos.

We took our family down to see these magnificant creatures and our grandson had a ball. He must of taken a hundred photos of the elk on his papa's camera. Then we had a nice picnic lunch, of course it was extremely cold eating at the picnic table but was over all a very nice day.


Jenny wren's nest said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures of your trip to PA, I would love to see wildlife out in nature like that.
Thank you for the advice on taking pictures on overcast days, I will try that.

Judy said...

Thanks Jenny, this is about an hours drive from our home.

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Fabulous Elk photos Judy. You are so lucky to be able to drive to see them... and glad that your grandson had a ball :) You have got to paint this beautiful 17 point!

pencilportraits said...

fantastic photos Judy, you should become a wildlife photographer. Thankfully even the red deer here in England aren't quite as big as the elk!