This 5x5 bull elk was grazing near the 43/21 intersection. I like to use this barn as a prop for elk landscapes. The light was challenging this morning and took my camera to the limits of its dynamic range -- glad I was shooting in RAW.
Mixed crossing light like this morning's can selectively light up a bull's antlers as it does in this picture.
This bull is actually a bit small and he will not be a final contender in the 2013 rut. His antlers have a pleasing shape so he is a good subject. I expect him to be one of the many satellite bulls when the first round of fights are completed. He is a couple of years away from being a contender.
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