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Rising Moon, Bull Elk
Bull elk, rising moon, Yellowstone National park, silhoutte
Watermark doesn't appear in final print, only in display to discourage theft

Rising Moon, Bull Elk • While cruising Yellowstone National Park for photo opportunities one early evening, I spotted the moon rising in the east, opportunity may happen.   Whenever I find  or forecast the rising moon I try to match it up with a compelling subject.  Since I was in northern Yellowstone at this moment, I started frantically trying to find a wildlife subject to put in front of the rising moon.  Without a moment to loose I found this fine bull elk, quickly parked in a turnout behind another car, flew out of my car to where I could line the bull elk up with the rising moon.  Seconds late I was confronted with an angry bird photographer who had been shooting a mountain bluebird in a tree cavity between me an the perturbed photographer.  The anger only lasted a moment fate I pointed out the much better subject behind him.  He has thanked my several times over the years since.

Elk that live in mountainous country migrate to lower elevations as the winter snows drive them out the higher elevations. In spring, as the snow retreats the Elk follow the snow line up the mountains because the higher elevations provide remoteness and fewer insects. Elk are social animals and during the summer they live in large herds. A single cow dominates these herds. In spring the bulls and cows separate, and the females leave to calve, while bulls form their own separate herds for the until fall.

Product information

Traditional Fine Art Prints • I have all fine art prints printed at Bay Photo, an internationally known custom color lab.  After printing, Bay Photo ships the print to me for inspection and signing, I then ship them along to you. This takes awhile, be patient.

I spec them on “Moab’s  Lasal Exhibition Luster” photo paper. This paper weighs in at a healthy 300gsm, ideal for gallery and exhibition prints, the new fourth-generation coating ensures the highest possible d-max and color holdout. With product names like Entrada, Colorado, and Lasal its easy to see the source of inspiration for Legion Paper's Moab brand. Created in Moab, UT surrounded by the endless red rock wonders of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the Colorado River, and the LaSal Mountains, the Moab line of archival, digital imaging papers continues to rely on that inspiration to design premium solutions for digital photographers and artists.

Your paper print product will come pre-mounted on 3/16" Gator Foamboard, a very rigid, durable, and lightweight backing that will not warp, the premium backing for fine art prints. Having messed up prints myself putting them on mountaing board you will appreciate the extra effort and expanese.




MetalPrints - Stunning Prints on Aluminum in Sizes up to 4x8' MetalPrints™ represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Your images will take on an almost magical luminescence. You've never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.

Of course - this is custom  artwork and if there is another style or medium like Canvas,  Acrylic or even on wood, I will accommodate; however, prices may have to be adjusted for Acrylic.