Early morning, and finding the Elk
We arrived in Utah last Thursday, but thankfully I still have a bunch of photos from Wyoming to keep things interesting for a while. Heck I have enough moose photos to last a year. Lol.
I took these photos a couple of weeks ago. I woke up one morning and the thought popped into my head to go in search of the elk. These guys can be hard to find. They head for the trees really early in the morning, so you almost have to catch them when it’s still a bit dark. These are not the best conditions for photography, but they are so amazing to listen to, and watch.
I am so glad I listened, because it was a good morning for elk and the next couple days they were nowhere to be found.
This guy was just heading into the forest when we saw him.
This is the same large bull I photographed before. This day he came a bit closer though, so I got better photos of him.
He’s collected quite the harem too. I don’t know how they keep track of everyone.
The cows do seem to look to the bulls on where to go however.
He waits for everyone to go past him, then he follows along behind.
There was another smaller bull that was hanging around, and wanting to challenge him. He ran him right off though.
I love the timing of this photo.
Listening to them bugle just gives me chills, such an awesome and eerie sound.