Having staved off the latest attempt to steal away the ladies, this elk bull gets an appreciative look from one of the cows in his harem.
A fun evening in Rocky Mountain National Park a few weeks ago. Light rain was falling but with the herd hanging out right near our camp, I couldn’t ignore the bugling and had to venture outside.
Two other bulls were intent on wooing away the females but this big guy wasn’t about to let them succeed. He chased one up the hill right toward me and the second backed off before ever making a serious threat.
When the bull returned, the ladies seemed rather appreciative of his efforts. 😀