Elk vs. Photographer | Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Elk vs. Photographer | Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Update: I've been in contact with the photographer in the above video and we would both like to issue a statement regarding the news of the National Park Service's decision to put the elk down. My statement: I am deeply saddened by the fate of the elk. It has certainly pulled a black cloud over this whirlwind "viral video" experience. I spoke to the reporter who broke the story and she assured me the decision was based on a pattern of aggressive behavior that began prior to the incident documented in this video. The behavior was the result of visitors feeding the elk and conditioning them to seek food from humans. This video only serves as an example of the elk's dangerous behavior, not an impetus to it. Again, it brings me great sadness to learn of this beautiful animal's demise and the unfortunate circumstances surrounding it. I'm looking into a destination for proceeds from this video to help the NPS educate visitors on the dangers and consequences of feeding wildlife. I also want to be clear that James, the photographer, was not complicit in a behavior that led to the elk's demise, but rather was made an example of the result of such behaviors. The elk approached him from behind, likely looking for food as he was conditioned to do. Statement from James (the photographer): I love and respect animals and that's why I photograph them and don't hunt them. I am deeply hurt by the loss of such a beautiful creature that in its own way bonded with me. I looked forward to watching him grow to a mature bull as the years passed. I'm truly heartbroken to know he is gone. Original video description: While photographing elk at sunrise in the Cataloochee Valley of Great Smoky Mountains National Park I turned around to see what appeared to be just a curious young bull sniffing a photographer's camera. I snapped a few frames of the apparent harmless encounter. But the elk became more interested in making trouble than simply the scent of a camera. He started physically harassing the photographer, escallating to full on head-butts. I quickly switched the camera to video and let it roll (much of the time wondering when I should seriously consider intervening). Most people who see this ask why the photographer seems to just take the abuse. I asked him in an email what was going through his head. This is his response: "My first thoughts were "wow, he's getting pretty damn close here." But I've been up close before without incident. I hoped being still and passive would see him pass on. When he lowered his antlers to me, I wanted to keep my vitals protected and my head down. I felt that standing up would provoke him more and leave me more vulnerable to goring. I think that while protecting myself with my head down, having my head down was a signal that I was rutting with him. I was concerned at first, but when he started rearing back and lunging at me later on, I got scared and pissed off. That's when I wagged my finger at him to cut that shit out. I was relieved to see the Ranger coming. So I guess at some point if the Ranger hadn't of pulled up, I would have had to disengage the best I could. I've joked with my friends that at least he took me for a buck and not a cow!" Please feel free to browse my stock archive at: https://tandemstock.com/browse?q=vince+camiolo Or get more info at my site: http://www.runvmc.com Thanks for checking out the video!

Colorado Rocky Mtn Elk - Wild Photo Adventures

Colorado Rocky Mtn Elk - Wild Photo Adventures

Colorado Rocky Mtn Elk - Wild Photo Adventures Host Doug Gardner and Michael Mauro explore Rocky Mountain National Park in search of elk in rut. Fall in the rockies is a beautiful time of year and the best time to see elk and witness some incredible behavior. Doug and Michael will share tips and tricks on how to get great photographs of these majestic animals.

ELK ATTACKS MAN IN USA

ELK ATTACKS MAN IN USA

Watch as an elk attacks a man in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. This nature photographer had a terrifying close encounter with an elk, which quickly turned aggressive and started attacking the man. The young bull elk can be seen repeatedly head-butting the seated photographer who remains astonishingly calm even though the animal's horns are coming dangerously close to his face. Eventually, the elk raises its head and the photographer stands and walks away calmly as park rangers approach. The photographer has since explained his decision not to stand and run from the beginning. "I hoped being still and passive would see him pass on. When he lowered his antlers to me, I wanted to keep my vitals protected and my head down. I felt that standing up would provoke him more and leave me more vulnerable to goring," he said. Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/newsflare From fearsome predators to destructive storms, nature can be both majestic and terrifying. Take a walk on the wild side with our amazing archive. With amazing videos being uploaded daily, make Newsflare your home for the latest and greatest viral news content. We bring contributors together from all over the world and tell their stories to a global audience. From OMG moments to hilarious happenings, our channel shows what is lighting up the planet right now. Got a video to share? Submit your video here: http://bit.ly/NewsflareSubmit LIKE us on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/NewsflareFB FOLLOW us on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/NewsflareTwitter This footage is being managed exclusively by Newsflare. To license this video go to: https://www.newsflare.com/video/19498... or email licensing@newsflare.com or call: +44 (0) 203 937 6280 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- If you loved this, check out our latest upload : "Amazing Street Performers | How to Draw a Crowd 😮😮😮" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4BzFYCLZq4 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

Elk versus photographer standoff caught on camera

Elk versus photographer  standoff caught on camera

A wildlife cameraman captured the moment a young bull elk started physically harassing a photographer at sunrise in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on the border between Tennessee and Noth Carolina. The cameraman later explained that it at first appeared to be a harmless case of a young elk sniffing a photographer's camera, but then the elk began to headbutt the helpless photographer sitting on the ground. Eventually a park ranger drives up to the scene and the photographer retreats to the safety of the vehicle, leaving his camera equipment behind on the grass verge. The elk continues his pursuit by chewing on the equipment, only deterred at last by two loud car horn beeps. The cameraman emailed the victim of the attack to ask what was going through his head as the elk's curious nudges became more aggressive.He said: "My first thoughts were 'wow, he's getting pretty damn close here.' But I've been up close before without incident. I hoped being still and passive would see him pass on. "When he lowered his antlers to me, I wanted to keep my vitals protected and my head down. I felt that standing up would provoke him more and leave me more vulnerable to goring. "I think that while protecting myself with my head down, having my head down was a signal that I was rutting with him. "I was concerned at first, but when he started rearing back and lunging at me later on, I got scared and p----- off. That's when I wagged my finger at him to cut that s--- out. "I was relieved to see the Ranger coming. So I guess at some point if the Ranger hadn't pulled up, I would have had to disengage the best I could. I've joked with my friends that at least he took me for a buck and not a cow!"" Video courtesy Newsflare

Elk Grove Instagram moon photographer gets international fame

Elk Grove Instagram moon photographer gets international fame

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Elk Photography Is Risky Business

Elk Photography Is Risky Business

Top 10 Shocking Before And After Drug Use Photos

Top 10 Shocking Before And After Drug Use Photos

Welcome to Top10Archive! The installment you’re about to view may not be for the faint of heart. We’re diving into the dark world of drug use and abuse, pinpointing ten individuals who have undergone drastic physical transformations. If you or somebody you know is suffering from drug addiction, resources online such as Rehabs.com or Recovery.org are great places to seek help. Support us by shopping on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/njwyzzn 10. Darlene 9. Linda 8. The Glass Eye 7. Angelic 6. Andrew 5. Unnamed Female 4. Unnamed Male 3. Adora 2. Heather Raybon 1. Amber and Angie Neitzel Voice Over Talent: https://www.youtube.com/user/thought2

Hiker Photographs Grizzly Bear Just Before Deadly Attack

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Elk V. Photographer in Great Smokies National Park - Stop Killing Elk and Deer

Elk V. Photographer in Great Smokies National Park - Stop Killing Elk and Deer

Those involved with the video that captured an elk headbutting a photographer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are sad that the National Park Service decided to kill the elk, which they deemed as agressive. Sadly, the elk was not overly agressive, but instead following conditioning by humans who invaded his home and fed him. The elk approached the photographer from behind to get food as the animal was conditioned to do. The photographer said he loves and respects animals and that's why he photographs them and doesn't hunt them. He is deeply hurt by the loss of such a beautiful creature that in its own way bonded with him. He looked forward to watching him grow to a mature bull as the years passed. He is truly heartbroken to know he is gone. Original video description: While photographing elk at sunrise in the Cataloochee Valley of Great Smoky Mountains National Park I turned around to see what appeared to be just a curious young bull sniffing a photographer's camera. I snapped a few frames of the apparent harmless encounter. But the elk became more interested in making trouble than simply the scent of a camera. He started physically harassing the photographer, escallating to full on head-butts. I quickly switched the camera to video and let it roll (much of the time wondering when I should seriously consider intervening). Most people who see this ask why the photographer seems to just take the abuse. I asked him in an email what was going through his head. This is his response: "My first thoughts were "wow, he's getting pretty damn close here." But I've been up close before without incident. I hoped being still and passive would see him pass on. When he lowered his antlers to me, I wanted to keep my vitals protected and my head down. I felt that standing up would provoke him more and leave me more vulnerable to goring. I think that while protecting myself with my head down, having my head down was a signal that I was rutting with him. I was concerned at first, but when he started rearing back and lunging at me later on, I got scared and pissed off. That's when I wagged my finger at him to cut that shit out. I was relieved to see the Ranger coming. So I guess at some point if the Ranger hadn't of pulled up, I would have had to disengage the best I could. I've joked with my friends that at least he took me for a buck and not a cow!" =========================== This demonstrates the growing problems elk and deer have trying to survive in their native homes where more humans are moving in with construction projects, jogging, tourism and other human activities. Paid by the wealthy deer hunting industry, elected officials too often favor laws that support deer hunting. They must stop being so shortsighted and greedy. They must remember that deer are kind, gentle animals who have families, friends of their own. Deer are willing to share their land with humans, who must reciprocate and live in peace with the deer and all animals.

Maine Moose Photography Wild Photo Adventures

Maine Moose Photography   Wild Photo Adventures

Maine Moose Photography Wild Photo Adventures Join host Doug Gardner as he explores central Maine in search of moose and loons to photograph. Doug will share his tips and tricks for getting great photographs of wild animals.

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