Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

Met Up With Some Birds at the Elk’s Lodge…

Posted in Uncategorized by Jason Gray on June 13, 2009

“Eagle Owl”


All photography Nikon D300, Tokina AT-x 80-200mm f/2.8 (manual focus)

More after jump…

Lone Elk Park is a wildlife sanctuary just outside of St. Louis that is home to White-Tailed Deer, Elk, Bison and denizens of native creatures. It’s been eons since I’ve been there, and my wife had never been, so we decided to drive out on Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately for us, it was rainy, and so most of the big herbivores were seeking sanctuary out of our view. I did manage to snap a couple shots of some elk, though.



Also in the park, the World Bird Sanctuary is a refuge for birds of all size and shape. It even features a Wildlife Hospital! There, I met a wonderfully insightful staff member who gave us a lot of great information about some of the birds and creatures on display. Here are some of my shots:

“Tawny Eagle”


“Bald Eagle”


“Turkey Vulture”


“European Snowy Barn Owl”


“Great Horned Owl”



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  1. Bistra said, on September 3, 2014 at 3:44 am

    so is this lens good? I see plenty of sharp shots – I have an offer to get this lens Im wondering still

  2. Jason Gray said, on September 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Bistra,

    It is a surprisingly good lens, especially for the price that you are likely to purchase one. I have a review of the lens on this site.

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