Wapiti reflections on Two Jack Lake

On his land - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Following a beautiful sunrise down on the Vermilion Lakes, my friend and I drove up towards Lake Minnewanka to see if there was any wildlife that wanted to be seen.

Bull elk on Two Jack - 2013 © Christopher Martin

We spied this bull elk along the edge of the canal where the lake drains out grazing on the patches of snow-free grass.

Wading along - 2013 © Christopher Martin

He spent a little time in the water and the climbed out and moved towards us along the tree line.  I loved the way the reflection cast by the elk and the trees onto the water shimmered and blurred.

Back to the forest - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Just after walking behind the stand of trees that hung over the water, the elk walked into the trees to graze.  Returning to the car, we found the elk had moved to the edge of the trees by the road and that allowed us to watch him stripping bark of fallen tree branches.

Forest snacking - 2013 © Christopher Martin

8 responses

  1. elmediat

    Beautiful compositions. The reflection is superb. :)

    March 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm

  2. Great photos!
    And here’re my “reflections” : http://wp.me/p34Vxu-6K

    Cheers,
    Svetlana

    March 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm

  3. great reflections, he looks pretty good for this time of year, nice close-up shot.

    March 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

  4. Muy buenas fotos Christopher, Felicitaciones.

    March 3, 2013 at 7:20 pm

  5. What gorgeous photos! Thank you…

    March 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

  6. He is a gorgeous specimen. Beautiful photos.

    March 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

  7. Amazing, fantastic, magnific … If I could walk I would liked to walk with you in your hunt for good pictures.. The last one? .. uhoh.. looks very dangerely :D

    March 3, 2013 at 6:43 am

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