Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Late Winter In Pennsylvania's Elk Range-Part 2-Camera Critters

Mature Bull Stands In Timber-cut

In addition to grazing, elk also feed by browsing from trees and saplings. An active timber cut provides a prime food source as the tree tops that remain after the logs are cut and removed provide easy access to twigs and buds that are ordinarily out of the animal's reach.

 Mature Bull Browsing

This timber-cutting operation had just started on the day I arrived in Elk County, but a bachelor group of bulls had already found it.

Bulls Resting In Timber-cut: Note Largest Is Chewing His Cud (click to enlarge)

Three different animals are shown in this post, while five bulls were in the area. The largest bull in the last photo is not the same bull that is featured in the first two shots.

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16 comments:

Brad Myers said...

It looks like you guys had a productive trip Willard. I am ready to go back but I don't know if another trip will take place before June when the calves are born.

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Nick S said...

Awesome Elk Willard. Your blog looks like a fun read.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the Elk!

Mumsy said...

What a wonderful captured! They are so magnificent looking.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Willard
Enjoyed your photos of the elk this week, thanks for sharing.

Dina said...

I never knew this about the browsing. But then, everything I know about elk has come from you, Willard.

I can't get over what magnificent animals they are.

Tom said...

Hello Willard... very interesting post as ever... I thought I would look further down as well.. saw the video, followed your link to the rest.... and boy was it good. I have just watched all your videos one after another and really enjoyed them all.... your work is fantastic my friend... bloody fantastic... as is your Banjo playing.... ha! I even read the credits ;o)

Sorry I don't call by here as I used to... but I want you to know that when I do call I always leave here feeling so much better for the visit and inspired by your work.

Tom
England

√ Abraham said...

I liked this post and also watched the video about winter survival. I wish more people could see it so they know or realize how hard it is for wildlife to survive through a hard winter.

The elk are just amazing animals.

Valerie said...

Boy their heads must be hard to hold up with those heavy antlers. At least they look heavy to me!

Valerie@intelligentexpressions

Oskar said...

What beautiful animals!

Carolyn Ford said...

Such beautiful wildlife...your photography is incredible!

imac said...

Magnifico Willard, what super shots.
Love the white bum too.lol.

Thanks for your visit and glad you like my Ducks.

Kerri said...

Fabulous shots Willard!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Willard: What a wonderful look at the Winter Elk.

Kritter Keeper said...

love your elk sitting! my deer do that and we can drive by and some won't move...little piece of heaven! such powerful looking creatures!