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Photo Info

Dimensions7200 x 4783
Original file size17 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken26-Sep-12 19:07
Date modified19-Aug-21 19:58
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D300S
Focal length400 mm
Focal length (35mm)600 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/40 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Rocky Mountain Bull Elk Bugling

Rocky Mountain Bull Elk Bugling

I was driving with the family through Upper Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park when I (and about a dozen other people) spotted this bull Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) with his harem. It was rutting season, so I set up my tripod on the shoulder of the road a couple hundred feet away. I managed to catch this shot of him bugling while lying next to one of his cows.

Date: 26 September 2012
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, United States
Original resolution: 12 MP
Processing: Processed from RAW using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 10