The are lots of elk here! In my opinion, this a a better place for photographing elk then even Yellowstone or Jasper. And the rutting behavior is sure fascinating to watch. Large bulls round up a groups of cows, only to be repeatedly challenged by other bulls, sometimes losing their cows, other times not. The process is repeated all day long, played to the amazing bugle sounds ringing out from each of these magnificent animals.
This guy almost crossed right here where he is looking – it would have been an amazing setting with the stream and mountains in the background! Instead, he walked right towards me and crossed so close I couldn’t include him in the frame with my 100-400 at 100! Who would have thought I would have needed my wide-angle lens for these guys.
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