Taken at the end of September at the height of the rut, this big guy was running himself frantic keeping his harem together. At one point he suddenly stopped and cast a menacing look at my son and I.
After sticking his nose up in the air as if trying to smell us, he seemed to determine we weren’t a threat and went back to chasing the girls. It was a bit of a nervous moment for us although we were a good distance away and up a steep slope. I love the look on his face and the frantic look in his eyes in this image.
The early morning sun made for some nice light too. Taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.