Our camping season came to an end this past weekend but the last trip did send us out on a high note. We headed to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park for the rutting Elk and fall colors and were not disappointed.
The highlight was this big, 7 x 7 bull hanging not far from our campsite near Mary’s Lake. On Saturday afternoon, he had his harem of a dozen cows rounded up and was making sure that three other, nearby, smaller bulls knew to keep their distance.
Here, he was bugling, sounding a warning, with the signs of the change of seasons in the background. I have to say, this is one of my favorite Elk pics I have ever taken.