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Elk in Poker Flats

I took this photo while on a trail ride one early evening with my good friend Terry in Poker Flats, which is just on the edge of Teton National Park. There is a large population of elk in Poker Flats, so it's not unusual to come across them. It's especially wonderful in the fall when it's mating season and you can hear (or see) the males bugle. What's amazing about this picture is that I got it at all. My horse, Jive, does not like elk, so she was skittering around like water in a hot skillet. How I managed to take a shot in focus still astounds me. I'm curious too as to what the elk are looking at; Terry and I are over on their left, yet they are all looking straight ahead?

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