Elk attitude

You’ll have to trust me. I really didn’t go looking for it.

I was minding my own business, driving down a snowy road looking for signs of wildlife. Out of nowhere an elk would appear. Before I could focus my camera, it would show me a little attitude.

I simply took the photos and wrote the captions based on the evidence before me.

Is there any other reasonable conclusion?

elk, Saskatchewan, winter, nose

What do you mean? My nose IS clean!

elk, snow, winter, walking, tongue

Walking in this snow is so tiring – I need to get in better shape

_MG_7208, elk, winter, snow, Saskatchewan

I AM showing my best side!

elk, winter, snow, Saskatchewan

I only eat salad … organic salad. It gives me the energy to walk in deep snow.

_MG_7236, elk, winter, snow, Saskatchewan

Wow. I look good in the evening light. Even surprised myself.


Latest Comments

  1. janina says:

    The top pic is my fave — what kinda elk are you, she’s saying/sniffing?


  2. Stefano says:

    Awesome, Lyle: I love the last two shots in particular. Great job.


  3. hannele says:

    humor and high-quality photos, what more can one ask for. 🙂 i really like all of the shots, for different reasons. the last one is classically magnificient – a joy to look at.

    thanks for sharing! 🙂


  4. mrsbearfoot says:

    Those are wonderful images and your captions most appropriate! 😉


  5. FeyGirl says:

    What a GORGEOUS creature and captures… And he knows it. 🙂


  6. Kyle Kuns says:

    Nice captions.


  7. photographybycalliec says:

    What regal looking beasts,you have captured all the angles perfectly.Are they dangerous or scared animals?
    Ah, its amazing seeing the other side of the world,Cheers Callie


    • lylekrahn says:

      Thanks. They are beautiful animals. Since they are wild animals they can be unpredictable and dangerous during mating season especially the bulls. The rest of the time I treat them with normal caution and don’t get too close.


  8. Phil Lanoue says:

    Tremendous photos of these magnificent animals! Looks like you do the same thing we do, you have to talk for them and I’m pretty sure you got it right.


  9. Mind Margins/Run Nature says:

    Love the captions! I think you captured their thoughts exactly!


  10. Honie Briggs says:

    Nice captures Lyle. Elk are amazing creatures. We spent some time in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado during elk mating season. Their bugle is impressive.


  11. soonie2 says:

    Wow, lucky you! Great captures!!!


    • lylekrahn says:

      Thank you. Yes I was hoping we would find and I was fortunate. We know there are elk around there but we never know where and I hadn’t looked for them in winter.


  12. Adeline Berg says:

    Where did you get these? There are a lot of elk just north of the Riding Mountain National Park in MB – also bison. We tend to get there about once a year and go looking for them. Met a bear face to face when coming back from the bathroom one day, a moose with the “hugest” rack guarding the road as we drove back to the cabin. It was actually kind of frightening – backed up the road for quite a while before we felt safe to travel through. That was at Audi Lake.


    • lylekrahn says:

      It sounds like you’ve had some interesting wildlife encounters. It certainly adds some excitement to the day. It’s been a few years since we made it to Riding Mountain but it was nice there. We went up to Prince Albert National Park a couple of weekends ago and found the elk and some gorgeous weather. Had a great time.


  13. petbreederconnection says:

    That last picture is a keeper! You captured amazing light in that one.


  14. doraiswamyganesh says:

    I think I know you well enough now to call you by your first name .May I dear friend ? Having said that let me sy how beautiful these pictures are and like many others the exposure in the evening sun is simply superb.Regards, Ganesh.


    • lylekrahn says:

      The evening light really helps to put them in their best light. Glad you liked them. I really appreciate all your kind comments and I am happy for you to use my first name.


  15. vanbraman says:

    The color contrasts in their coats are very interesting. In the first one it almost looked like it wearing a horse blanket.


    • lylekrahn says:

      It does look like a horse blanket. The light was so low in that photo, I wasn’t sure if I was able to make something and that gave it a different look.


  16. rachel bar says:

    Absoutely the last picture. It has everything! You channeled the elk quite nicely.


  17. Mike Powell says:

    Love the photos and the captions. The last shot is simply stunning, though my favorite is the one with elk trudging uphill with his tongue stuck out.


  18. Seenorway says:

    The last one was a smash hit, Lyle!


  19. niasunset says:

    Great photographs. I loved them all, the colours and her looking eyes… Thank you, with my love, nia


  20. Mandy says:

    Very much enjoying seeing the Canadian wildlife – so very different to the animals around here. Next time you’re in Australia I’ll treat you to some roos (kangaroos) and echidnas.


    • lylekrahn says:

      Glad you like them. The animals are quite different – I had to Google echidnas to know what you were talking about. The next time in Australia will be my first time.


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