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Home on the range - Elk Pano | by Pat Kavanagh
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Home on the range - Elk Pano

I found a herd of Elk last weekend that were in a familiar spot for them. Not far from the entrance to Waterton National Park in Waterton, Alberta, Canada.

 

These are the Foothills of the Mountains.

 

Most people driving by on the highway don't even know the Elk are there.

 

For this pano I decided to walk about the length of 2 football fields and worked my way over to a ridge a bit closer. The Elk were on the opposite ridge with a coulee running down below us.

 

By the time I worked my way over (while scaring up a small herd of White-tailed Deer) the Elk were taking notice of me. Many of them stood up to get a better view.

 

I thought a pano would work well with all of them so I took a number of images over-lapped with the same exposure and focus point. They posed nicely too. Back to the car I went with pictures of Elk and Deer all within 10 minutes.

 

My lens was stretched out to 450mm for each of the shots.12 Shots in total stitched together here.

 

The original stitched image is 70 inches wide.

Click through to see the largest image posted here.

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Uploaded on February 21, 2021