Bull Elk Sensing a Mate
Bull Elk, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Rest time Is Over
Elk Cow and Calf, Mammouth Hot Springs, Yellowstone, National Park
Time To Wash Your Face
Time To Wash Your Face - Mother elk attends to her newborn calf (still has spots on its fur) by washing its face with her tongue. Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.
The Grass is Greener on the Other Side of the Fence
The Grass is Greener on the Other Side of the Fence - A bull elk jumps a fence to greener pastures.
Two to Tangle
Two to Tangle - Two young bull elk practice the art of dominance by locking antlers.
Elk Herd In Range
Elk Herd In Range - An elk herd gathers on the open range below Ute Peak and along the Blue River.
Young Bull Elk in Velvet
Young Bull Elk in Velvet - A young bull elk with new antlers still with velvet, stares out of curiosity, before bolting for the trees.
Rounding Up A Stray
Rounding Up A Stray - A bull elk looks warily at a stray calf elk with a look to get back with the herd.
Girls Gone Wild
Girls Gone Wild -The girls are wild in estrous as the bull elk rounds them up during the elk rut.
Watching the Herd
Watching the Herd - A 6x2 point bull elk watches over his herd for cow straglers and bull interlopers during the fall rut.
Follow Me Ladies
Follow Me Ladies - A bull elk attempts to lead his cows to a greener location, but they dont seem to be in a hurry.
Big Bad Bull
Big Bad Bull - A very large (2x6) bull elk watches over the herd of 30-40 cows in the early morning sunlight during the autumn rut.
Smoking Bull - Its a cold morning and this bull elk while looking for its cows is doing some visible breathing.
Bull on the Back Roads
Bull on the Back Roads - A very large 2x6 point bull elk walks majestically down a country road.
Wary Wapiti - A very large 2x6 point bull elk (wapiti) watches over his herd of elk cows for any threat from other bulls.
The Round-Up A big bull elk (2x6 points) has a challenging job trying to round-up his two dozen "girls".
Bull in the Bush
"Bull in the Bush" - A bull elk eats its way through the bushes making an interesting motion with its antlers. The velvet coverage on the antlers indicate new growth.
Cross at the Crosswalk
Cross at the Crosswalk - Mother elk teaches its newborn elk calf that it is safest to cross in the pedestrian walkway in Yellowstone National park.
Touch of Velvet
Touch of Velvet - Just a touch of velvet on these growing 6x6 point antlers of a bull elk.
Short Stop - A newborn elk calf (just 2-3 weeks old) jumps playfully out of the woods and stops short and stares at an equally startled group of people on a hiking trail, before it jumps back into the woods.
Rest Time is Over
Rest Time is Over - A Cow mother elk offers encourgement to its newborn calf to stand up and greet the world.
Babes in the Woods
Babes in the Woods - Two newborn elk calf twins trot together through the woods and suddenly find themselves out in the open. Fortunately for me.
Almost Hidden - Mother elk hides her baby in the tall grass and scrub while she grazes for the family.
Bull Elk Foraging in the Snow
"Bull Elk Foraging in the Snow" - a bull elk uses its fore hoof to dig through the snow to reach the grasses below the snow surface. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Foraging With The Forefoot
Foraging With The Forefoot - A bull elk uses its forefoot to scrape away the snow from the frozen ground to reach the little grass that remains.
Sensing A mate
Sensing A mate - A bull elk is receiving the scent of a cow elk in estrous that may be ready to mate.
Bull Elk On Target
Bull Elk On Target - A bull elk senses that a cow elk is in estrous and is ready to mate.
Bull Elk Jousting
Bull Elk Jousting - Two bull elk clash antlers and joust for dominance over the herd of elk cows.
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