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Drove down for a few days last week. Enjoyed the trip. Started out on a hike to the top of Granite Mountain. Always try to get a decent shot of elk there. Caught this cow and calf that morning heading down a ravine for water and shade. It was already around 90 degrees.
A shot from the top looking north back towards Sunset Peak.
While Hiking down by Burford Lake, spotted this turkey.
Real excitement was when I decided to try and get some shots of a decent sized bull. He got ticked as soon as I was 10 feet or so away from the Yukon. Kicked dirt, threw up his tail, and then dropped his head down and rumbled so loud I thought the ground was shaking. Got this shot and then casually retreated to a safer distance.
Stopped below the dam of Jed Johnson Lake among some American Basket Flower/Centaurea americana and took a few shots of the White-Lined Sphinx 'Hyles lineata'.
The next morning it was lightly raining. Tried to stalk some elk but an unseen bull bison in a shallow depression was between us and ruined that opportunity. Spotted these 3 bucks but the light just wasn't good enough to get a really good shot from that distance.
With no cover to get any closer, it was time to head back to the road. The rain started picking up, so I decided to head back home.