One of my first blog posts (back in August) was about my trip to Yellowstone National Park. I walked away with several photos I was quite happy with. I also walked away with several stories. While shooting the thermal pools at the West Thumb Geyser Basin, we were confronted by a male elk. It started about 20 to 30 yards away from us, and continued to approach us. My guess is that it was wanting to head the same direction we were going. As it got closer, it decided to “challenge” us. It crossed the boardwalk, then pinned us between its antlers and a boiling thermal pool known as the Abyss. It lowered its antlers at my girlfriend and I (though mostly me) 4 or 5 times. They were within about a foot and a half of my face. The object I’m holding is my 8×10 view camera.
My girlfriend was on the ball, and recorded the entire thing in HD with my canon powershot elph SD780.