My Most Viewed Photos of the Year

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I continue to be amazed at the attention received on the bull elk rescue that I photographed back on August 20th. Some of my photos of this incident appeared in numerous newspapers and web pages. And my blog entry on this story has been the most popular by far. It just goes to show that being in the right place at the right time is half the battle.

The story in and of itself is quite amazing. The bull got his antlers caught in a swing set and the Game Commission did a superb job at rescuing this struggling elk. Without their excellent efforts there is no doubt in my mind that this bull would not have survived. The Game Commission personnel, Doty McDowell and Mark Gritzer deserve all the credit and kudos in the world. Their calm, deliberate actions saved this bull elk. I was just fortunate to witness this incredible event and have my camera aimed in the direction of all the action!