Bull Elk and Rocky Mountains

When the landscape is attractive, incorporating it into your wildilfe photography is a great idea. The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is my go-to lens for this scenario. The focal length range keeps both the animal and the background large in the frame and provides plenty of framing flexibility.
 
A partly cloudy day sometimes provides ideal lighting. This image was captured just before the shadow of a cloud reached the bull elk, leaving the surrounding background dark, helping the bull and its antlers stand out.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
158mm  f/9.0  1/1600s
ISO 1250
4787 x 7181px
Posted: 12/16/2018 6:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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