The bugle of an elk bull during the rut is a common sound in Colorado’s high country and it is always fun to hear. I had made my way to this spot, mainly in hopes of finding moose. They did appear but this guy made a nice substitute.
The sun had not risen yet so light was at an absolute premium and the elk bull was little more than a shadow as it moved across the top of this hill.
Given the low-light conditions I normally wouldn’t bother taking a shot but the overall scene with the bull, the forest and the mountains behind begged to be captured. Not a print-worthy image but one that really showcases what the elk rut in the mountains is all about.