“Wait! Was it something I said?”

“Wait! Was it something I said?”
An elk bull tries to entice a doe during the annual rut. (Tony’s Takes)

An elk bull tries to woo a cow but she was having no part of it. A fun shot from a chilly, drizzly evening in Rocky Mountain National Park.

As I sat at my campsite, I heard the big boy bugling. I wasn’t too keen on venturing out given the cruddy weather but decided to go ahead and am glad I did. The bull had a harem of 30 or so cows and calves.

He had them all rounded up and in a grassy area right next to the campground. I pulled up a spot under a tree, trying to shelter from the rain, and spent a good while photographing the group.

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