Monday, September 15, 2008

Elk getting ready to lay down Cataloochee Cove - GSMNP

Was not sure what this elk was doing at first. After he scratched around with his antlers a little bit then he laid down in that spot. Guess he was getting his bed ready.






This was as we were leaving the cove. I will be posting more photos from this area in the next several days. There were 3 elk bulls in this small fenced in area as we left. I heard a vistor ask the Ranger how they kept them in the fence. The ranger told them they had just been in the fence about 10 minutes. The fence was not totally enclosed, but in some of the other photos I am going to post you can see the fence in the background.

7 comments:

Darla said...

That is sooo cool how they do that, great photos.

T said...

They are such magnificent creatures.
Beautiful photos.

Sara G said...

Oh my goodness those are wonderful photo's!! We will be driving down to Kentucky for a family reunion the end of the month, now it makes we want to take a trip into Tennessee too!!!
You get some really amazing photo's. I really enjoy your blog.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Wonderful photos. Elk are amazing creatures.

NW Nature Nut said...

Those are great. I love the sequence.

Gardener's Garden said...

Years ago my Husband and I used to up to Northern Michigan and watch the elk and boy do I miss it. I love the shots of them laying down and thanks so much for sharing these beautiful animals with us.

marmee said...

what great captures! it must have been pretty awesome to see these majestic creatures so close and watch them lay down like that.