Arkansas Wildlife Blog and Gallery
Buffalo National River and NW Arkansas
These pictures are hot off the press and edited quick and dirty in Canon Digital Photo Professional, they will be better when I Photoshop them. Still they are pretty decent. Everything came together for this bull fight, by far the best this year in 50 days of going to the valley during the 2008 rut. It is very hard to get everything to come together, good bulls, good light, close enough to shoot, etc. I could not ask for more with this fight. I doubt the ingredients here are more than a 1 in 1000 chance for visits to the valley. The percentages are always against you. There is no substitute for putting in the time, eventually things break your way. These images are listed with little explanation. They are listed in order of buildup to the fight, and show the process. For those interested in prints, I will have these in my gallery locations late this week, or email me.
November 9, 2008 Bull Elk Fight