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Pennsylvania Elk Rut! A Photo Safari
Photograph the Elk in Central/West Pennsylvania as They Compete for Their Harem!
Elk in Pennsylvania? You bet! PA is home to 800-900 wild free-ranging elk, centered around the town of Benezette, Mid to late September is a great time to see them, as bulls gather harems and challenge each other for breeding rights during the annual rut.
Join wildlife photographer Sean Quintilian for 2 morning and 2 evening shoots, to avoid the crowds this is a Monday and Tuesday workshop. We will arrive pre-dawn each morning to set up and listen to the elk bugle in the pre-dawn light. The morning session will last until 11 or 12, Followed by a late breakfast/lunch and a mid-day break at the hotel. We will go back out each evening for 3-4 hours.
Photography will focus on the bull elk as they bugle, strut, herd and maybe defend their harems.
Clearfield PA is about 4 hours from the Baltimore/Washington area and a 30 minute drive to location. A group of rooms have been reserved for Sunday and Monday night at the Comfort Inn. Approximately $115 a night paid at check in.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Wingate by Wyndham Hotel
1821 Industrial Park Rd
Clearfield, PA 16830
Anytime after 5:00 pm
Since he first bought a used Pentax K1000 in 1989 Sean Quintilian has traveled over much of North America in search of outstanding wildlife and nature photographs. His body of work includes images from 14 U.S. National Parks and dozens of National Wildlife Refuges, with over 100 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles recorded. Sean has spent over 600 days on location over the past 17 years including 20 weeks in Yellowstone National Park alone. His work has appeared in publications, exhibits and even a CD jacket. His fine art prints have graced the walls of many offices and homes. During the past three years Sean has started a growing portrait and wedding business. Sean lives in Abingdon Maryland with his wife Jessica and daughter Juliana.