Once in a while I will make a trip to Buffalo National River here in Arkansas to photograph Elk. I haven’t been in several years and I need to make a trip this fall. This photo is a cow Elk that I photographed in September 2012.

Arkansas Cow Elk
Arkansas Cow Elk

How I Got The Photo: Arkansas Cow Elk

I was in the Boxley Valley area where the Elk are close to the road. I had my camera and lens mounded on a tripod and I was standing near the side of the road.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM


  • Location: Boxley Valley (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: September 9, 2012 (09:12:27 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f4.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 640
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4