I was up at 5am this morning to shoot sunrise. Sunrise didn’t come, however, where I located until after 6am. It gave me time to scout out where I wanted to shoot from.
I went back to Vermillion Lakes at the outskirts of Banff. I shot probably 25 images but I think this one turned out the best. I was able to include the full moon.
Then I drove the length of the Bow Lake Parkway roundtrip looking for wildlife. It was scarce this morning. Actually, I had spent the night at a roadside parking area on the parkway next to what I soon learned was railroad tracks. Between 11pm and 3am, four trains went by within a hundred yards. Each time I thought, “well, that’s it for the trains”.
Anyway, the parkway is really a narrow two-lane road that runs parallel to the main highway. There are supposed to be bears and wolves along the road but I haven’t seen any. I’ve driven the road three times now.
I did find this elk, though.
I’m getting a little cocky now that I’ve photographed a number of elk and bear. I thought, why not try to get a little something extra for all the good folks back home. So I tried to encourage him…..SMILE….
Ah, c’mon. SMILE.
How about a little somethin’ for the folks back home?
Check out his tongue. I can’t believe he doesn’t have more respect for you than that.
I think I had one of his cousins for dinner last night. I tried an “elk burger” at a local restaurant. Actually, it was pretty good.
I head to Calgary later today. Hope you have a good day. I intend to.