Breathing Space – November 4/13

The elk were out together in a larger number than I’ve ever seen in the Valley yesterday. Even better, they were in full light of late afternoon instead of muddled in dusk. The humans were stopping to take photos in almost equal numbers, and I found myself one of the herd. It was too beautiful to pass up.


About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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4 Responses to Breathing Space – November 4/13

  1. Antonia says:

    Wow. It was awesome.
    Almost hard to believe that it is real. Impressive to see them so relaxed.


    • I hope I captured the feeling of how many there were together. Even my wide angle lens just couldn’t take it all in. It was very cool how relaxed they were. I agree. Some of my shots show them kind of trotting together, but they were relating to one another not running due to being spooked. I did zoom in on the ones where all the does are laying down behind the slope a little, but many of them were remarkably close to the road. I’m not sure if it’s good or bad that they are so used to us. As long as we stayed in our cars they didn’t show any concern. The last couple photos showing the buck giving us a focused looking over happened when a woman parked across the road and walked up near my car with her figure in full view to them. They definitely watch people-shaped things carefully, and I don’t blame them!


    • My pleasure! Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it!


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