One for Wapiti Wednesday.
With his harem under control and somewhat boxed in, this massive elk bull was able to lie down and take a much-needed break this past fall. The annual rut was in full swing and he had undoubtedly been keeping busy watching over the ladies and fending off competitors.
I was fortunate that this particular group was less than a mile from my camp near Estes Park, Colorado making for an easy walk and fun photo op. This guy easily had the most impressive rack of any bull I saw last year. He was definitely large and in charge.