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Strutting Bull Elk
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Watermark doesn't appear in final print, only in display to discourage theft

Strutting Bull Elk • A bull elk struts his stuff in the warm early light of a Jackson Hole morning.  The elk rutting season of September and October is a great time to go wildlife watching, I believe the elk rut is one of the best, easily accessible, wildlife shows you can find. The early mornings and evenings in Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks are a good place to watch this spectacle of nature.  It was once easier to photograph the rut, but since the reintroduction of the wolves the elk start their mating rituals later at dusk and end them earlier in the morning so the can go to hide in the forest during the light of day.

Elk being herd animals have eyes are on the sides of the skull, this enables them to see what is happening ahead of them, beside them, as well as what is going on behind them. Yep, the kind mothers tell their children they have. This is the reason they used to put blinders on horses (a herd animal) so they could only see where they were going without the distractions of what was beside them and behind them. They must eat and watch for predators and eat and simultaneously. An Elk herd always has at least one animal looking up while the others are eating. Even so the animals that are feeding are always on the lookout for warning signs of predators.

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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.