Photography musings from the American Southwest -
Drama on the Guadalupe River
Friday, January 22, 2010
Busted up Elk
A young North American bull elk. At one time, they roamed the entire lower 48 States of the United States. Due to land fragmentation, hunting pressure during the 1700 - 1800s and cattle operation expansion, they have now been reduced to the western quadrant of the country. In spite of this.....they are thriving within their respective regions due to well managed Federal & State Wildlife Management programs.
I live in the western region of the Edwards Plateau, deep in the Texas Hill Country. I'm an avid outdoorsman spending a large portion of my time "out there" roaming the wide open spaces. Much of my photography is simply an extension of a very active outdoor lifestyle.
The challenges posed with closing the distance, pursuing wildlife photography, is an absolute hoot for me! The experience out there alone is everything to me. If I capture pixels along the way , it's icing on the cake.