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Elk Education

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 6 September 2011 in Animal & Insect.

In the Spirit of Silly Tuesday...

This shot near Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone is for Tim, Sandy, and all of my teacher friends who are starting back to school. Looks like even the elk need a good education!

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/10.0 ISO 400 187 mm (35mm equiv.)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

They seem to be everywhere out there, but this one picked a good spot for your photo! ;D

6 Sep 2011 11:53am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Not so much this year. We saw lots of buffalo, but really didn't see the elk like in years past. Heard it was due to really bad winter, and also the wolves. Who knows??

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a wonderful shot for a Silly Tuesday Barbara! Yes, a little schooling would probably do him some good! ;-))

6 Sep 2011 12:00pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Well seen. Grass roots education for sure.

6 Sep 2011 12:02pm

@Williams: LOL! Now why didn't I think of that for the title?!

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

I hope the students there don't play marbles in the shade of the school :(

6 Sep 2011 1:29pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Ha ha! I'll bet this is a regular occurrence....As long as the bears don't show up!

6 Sep 2011 3:08pm

@Tracy: Or the wolves!

franz from Baden, Austria

it's never to late to start ... ;-))
well observed and taken, barbara!

6 Sep 2011 4:26pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

i think i'd like to teach in THAT district :)

6 Sep 2011 8:07pm

@Tim: Me too. Actually I'm teaching in OUR district for a couple of weeks. What was I thinking?? LOL

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Boy ...and the kids love much as Mainer children see deer and moose all the time they sure do run to the windows every time one goes through the school yard! I am sure they are all thinking about hunting with their mom and dads, though....LOL!

6 Sep 2011 9:43pm

@Sandy Weston: It's cool to see them anywhere, but I don't much want to think about hunting.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ah, in the spirit of Silly Tuesday! The moose do need a better education, I think. Great shot.

6 Sep 2011 10:23pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

He did not see the sign..don,t chew on my lawn....cute capture...must be an enjoyable distraction for the kids there...

7 Sep 2011 2:34pm

@StarCosmosBleu: It would be for me. ;-)

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

So funny shot !

8 Sep 2011 6:40pm

Cruz from exurbia, United States

Good spotting...the elk have been light on the ground this summer!

9 Sep 2011 6:15am

@Cruz: That's what we thought. We really saw very few compared to other trips up there.

1/60 second
ISO 400
187 mm (35mm equiv.)