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David vs. Goliath
Lens: DA* 50-135 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Elk Island 
Posted By: daacon, 07-31-2011, 09:51 AM

One early morning in a land far far away .................




Goliath corners David on isolated road ......




With a barrage of jabs and uppercuts - David takes down the mammoth beast




Soon tales of the battle spread throughtout the park and the mear mention of the name David drives fear into their eyes




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07-31-2011, 11:34 AM   #2
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Hey, buddy, you may get to star in the next super hero movie! In 3-D!

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Dave, I could see the fear in the eyes of the bison. At some point you have got to explain pic 3, what gives there? thanks Bob
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Great shots Dave, and love your story!

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Cool scene and scary beast you shot there Dave.
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Well done Dave, and you let him live, nice gesture to the defeated beast!
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Hey, buddy, you may get to star in the next super hero movie! In 3-D!
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haha Dave in 3D now there's a frightening thought !

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Dave, I could see the fear in the eyes of the bison. At some point you have got to explain pic 3, what gives there? thanks Bob
Thanks Bob - so what you are not buying I knocked him out ? Come on ..........I completley forgot I could have filmed that with the K5 dooooooooooooh !

This rolling, also called wallowing, deters biting flies
and removes tufts of molted fur.Bison also leave their scent
in the wallow. And during the rut,bull bison wallow
to display their strength and vigor.


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Great shots Dave, and love your story!
Thanks Rense - appreaciate you stopping by.

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Cool scene and scary beast you shot there Dave.
Thanks Ash - I am usually pretty careful - for the second shot I had the car closer than the Buffalo with the door open cause ya just never know.

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Well done Dave, and you let him live, nice gesture to the defeated beast!
Thanks Tom - the local farmer's market serves Bison Burgers I get even then
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Be honest Dave....it was really that damn Otis that took him down, just admit it!
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First shots with the New K5. Cool. We need to get back there. See you in September bud. JIM
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First shots with the New K5. Cool. We need to get back there. See you in September bud. JIM
Thanks Jimbo - yep 6 weeks or so ..............
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thanks Dave for the information and link. I have seen many of them in Yellowstone and Custer NP in SD, but have never seen them wallow. Thanks for taking the time to explain it. Bob
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Be honest Dave....it was really that damn Otis that took him down, just admit it!
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Indeed it's the new fable Rupert - Otis was removing a thorn from the Bison's toe

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thanks Dave for the information and link. I have seen many of them in Yellowstone and Custer NP in SD, but have never seen them wallow. Thanks for taking the time to explain it. Bob
No problem I have seen them do it numerous times and now I know why as well (I assumed it was just to get the bugs off - but there is more to it than that).
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fantastic series dave.... magnificent creatures... read a little bit about elk island... kudos to those who manage this wonderful wildlife refuge..... dave m
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fantastic series dave.... magnificent creatures... read a little bit about elk island... kudos to those who manage this wonderful wildlife refuge..... dave m
Thanks Dave. Indeed it is is great to have a National Park so close (about 20 minutes away) - I have seen Caribou, Elk, Deer, Moose, Eagles (once), Beavers, Coyotes, Muskrats, and a host of other mammals and birds. It's all timing (except for the Bison you can always see them) on the others - they scare easy so one has to have camera ready for a 3 or 4 second window at times.
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