VIDEO: Elk Chases Photographer All the Way Back Into SUV
May 28, 2023
There's something pretty satisfying about watching bison, bear and elk charge people who are trying to take their picture. Maybe it's because we don't like to have our picture taken ourselves, but as long as the tourist or photographer isn't hurt, those videos are our happy place; we watch them when things at Distinctly Montana Editorial World Headquarters get stressful.
And this one is one of the best we've ever seen. One reason is the great, cinematic angle at which the videographer has captured it all: we see the elk, lowering it's head, approach the guy trying to take a photo. Then the guy tries to get in the car in a casual way, as if to say to the elk "listen, I know you could kick me to pieces, but look how slowly I get in my SUV." Possibly, the gentleman thinks that the elk can smell his fear. In that case, he'd better not let on that he'd prefer not to be stuck with antlers.
Well, it turns out alright for everyone, because even though the elk bounces off of the SUV, possibly because he's rutting and is irritated by his own reflection in the glass, or possibly just to show the photographer who's boss. Then the elk saunters off aways and then decides to circle back and have another pass at the SUV. At that point, our intrepid photographer's had enough. He speeds away.