Another adventurous day. North Carolina Day 5.
Started today out at Juney Whank Falls which didn't produce much for photography. From there we went to Soco Falls and I hiked all the way down. I slipped once, landed on my butt and slid a little ways, but all was good. Once I reached the top of the first fall, I walked out to the falls edge and captured some photos looking up the stream. I then proceeded to hike the rest of the way down to the very bottom of the falls. I captured some amazing photos which are below and some more in the gallery.
For our final destination, we headed back to the Oconaluftee River. We hiked the river and I went under a Blue Ridge Parkway bridge. When I rounded the corner, there was this massive elk standing about as tall as me not including the antlers right in my path. I backed up slowly and then walked on air out of there. We then went to the Oconaluftee Farm and started hiking the river. I stopped on the rivers edge to capture some photos and was hoping to see some elk crossing the river to head to the field at the farm. Little did I know, I was right in the path. Here comes a herd of elk, directly across from me and headed my way across the river. I captured a few photos and then started backing up down the trail still capturing images. I made my way down to the rivers edge again a little bit farther up river and captured some more images of all the elk crossing.
Once back by the field at the farm, I was able to capture a calf nursing from it's mother. Photos are below and more are in the gallery.
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