The local elk

There’s a herd of elk that calls Sequim home. I’ve only photographed them a couple of times because I’ve never been in the right place at the right time. A call on Saturday from a local blog follower (thank you, SAM!) alerted me that they were gathered in a field toward the north end of town.

The last time I encountered the herd I only saw one bull. I was surprised to see at least six this time. They were at some distance but my little Lumix camera zoomed in well enough to get this shot.

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. today with this quote from him, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” King stood tall in the challenging times of his life.

8 thoughts on “The local elk”

  1. I know there’s a place in Colorado where they used to have elk in a park and you could see groups of them at once. But I’ve never seen such. This is a most interesting shot. Are they any danger to humans? I don’t think I’d want to be chased by a bull elk!

  2. We’ve only seen them twice over here nearish to Bellingham. There are lots of signs announcing that they are in the area – but I guess the Elk can’t read – because they are never near the signs. We saw them in a field near the Nooksack River one evening – lots of cars pulled off the road to watch – I got some phots and was really pleased. Your shot is fabulous!

  3. Okay, I keep getting this post every day, so something is screwed up. But, I wanted to let you know that “rock” was in the middle of a waste bunker on a golf course, and in the shadow of the rock is a little white golf ball which my buddy hit from off the tee.

    Also, re the kayaks: I’m sure that the more normal or firm-looking one was also a blow-up, as I watched the woman blow it up with a special air pressure thingy.

    Sorry about your blog here. I did what you said previously and it worked but not it’s the same old story. Take care. I’m off to the golf course again.

  4. Must be exciting to come across a herd of elk. Six bulls? I kind of thought they were the sort of animals that had to have one stud who scared off the lesser males. What do I know?

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