Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Bugling Bull 5" x 5" acrylic
I just got home from my second trip of the year to Yellowstone in which I focused on getting reference for doing some elk paintings. Of course, I saw much more to go along with the elk. This particular bull elk was the largest that I have ever seen in person. The rut was in full swing and the bulls were bugling and protecting their harems on the cool mornings that were dropping to just below freezing. There were also a couple of times that I found myself in precarious situations as their behavior gets to be unpredictable during this time of year, but it was worth it.