Tonight when I went out to visit my beautiful Lucky, the elk herd was in the pasture again. There are a dozen or so cows, and this beautiful buck. He was laying down when I got there. I quietly made my way out to where they were, the horses helped me a lot by gathering around me and camouflaging my approach. I got within about a hundred yards of them. They are just stunning.
He finally stood up and gathered up his girls.
When I'd apparently gotten too close, they decided to move back up into the woods. The horses just graze right alongside these guys. Too cool!!
Recently I purchased a new kayak, and these pics are from the maiden voyage up the beautiful Yaquina River.