A rather large bison claims the middle of the road at the National Bison Range, in western Montana.
Nothing says fall in the mountains like the rustling of aspen leaves and the bugling of bull elk on a brisk, sunny evening.
A bull elk feeds peacefully in a misty meadow on a brisk, fall morning. (Note cards available here.)
Behind the lens.
Most professional photographers only look for the biggest horns or antlers, ignoring everything else. I tend to see animals in terms of ecology and behavior, and my images tend to reflect this different view.
So my bull elk image is as much a peaceful landscape as it is a wildlife photograph. As the first light of day creeps across the meadow, lighting up the steam from a creek, this elk just moves along slowly and chews contentedly.