The Inside Track – Elk
22 “H x 25″ L x 10” W – Edition of 32 – $4200
One of the first wild animals I tried to draw was an elk. Because I had been drawing horses for
several years, alas, my elk looked like a horse with antlers. After years of research in the wild, I
cannot think of another animal on this continent that embodies grace, power, and beauty more than
the elk. Some of my favorite research time has been on the north side of Yellowstone, where the elk
wander right into the little town of Mammoth and stake out their territories amidst the tourists.
Although this does not seem ‘wild`, I prefer to photograph the animals in a protected area rather
than add to their stress during hunting season. The elk prefer to ignore the shutterbugs, but I have
seen more than one tripod fly through the air as an over-eager photographer learns about respecting
a bull in rut.