I looked across the road and noticed a herd of elk - about 45 in number -
looking at me. The elk in our area are known to stay more in the area northwest
of town; They rarely go south of Chaffee County Road 306 ("Cottonwood Pass Road"). Yay!
I took numerous photos of the elk herd and continued
driving on country roads for better angles. I was maybe about 500 yards away and
sitting in my car on Chaffee County Road 328 for this one.
The elk walked in the opposite direction of my presence. Hoping they might come closer to me, I backed up my car and hid behind this large snowdrift.
It worked! The elk came closer and crossed the dirt road. I drove towards them to capture these two photos.
The elk sat and ate grass south of Chaffee County Road 328, at the base of Mt. Princeton.
I think I have caught the bug of photographing elk! :)