Gorillas and Elk and Baseball are Mutually Exclusive, You Dope!

2008 elk rut

2008 elk rut

Another question I might get is why the elk header when your blog’s name is Photogorilla? Well, the short answer is that I’m an idiot. The long answer:

The elk photo is there simply because I don’t have a gorilla photo that I can use as a header with this particular theme. Yeah, I know. It’s nowhere near as funny as the gorilla story. But I’m working on it. Getting the photo, that is – I don’t want to come up with a funny elk-photo-header story. Because it would be lame. I’d rather let you folks come up with the funny stuff down there in the comments section. Where it’s dark and dreary, maybe even a little lonely (for now) … but funny. And Cheetoh-ey. Because you have to have Cheetoh’s when you bring the funny, don’t you??

Anyway, the elk photo was taken during the 2008 rut at Rocky Mountain National Park. Which is a great event for you to see if you ever get the chance. Now, the locals may not be too happy with me advertising the rut, because it’s already pretty darn crowded up there at that time. But it really is one of those great moments in life, and everyone should experience it at least once. The sheer number of elk that show up on a nightly basis is pretty impressive. But then it gets better; the first time you hear the bugle, well, it’s one of those “wow” moments. You won’t forget it either. Because the next time your at the ballpark, someone is going to blow on one of those long plastic trumpets. It’s not the same thing, but it’s close enough. And what better way is there to ease the pain of watching your 2007 National League Championship team getting their sorry butts kicked over and over, than closing your eyes and remembering the elk and the rut.

If you want to see a larger version, simply go to my Smugmug account. You’ll find it in the wildlife gallery.

Until next time,
**Update** – Since posting this, I’ve changed my blog theme, thereby making references to the header photo irrelevant.
I told you I was an idiot.


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