After entering this muskeg pond and posing for this photo, this bull stirred the shallow bottom mud with his antlers and then laid down.
Bull Elk bugling.
Elk bulls protect their harems from the advances of other bulls. This impressive bull has assumed a threatening posture and is moving toward the offending bull. If the threat and charge does not have the desired effect of moving the offender away, a fight will ensue.
This bull elk's posture, head back, ears laid back, and teeth baring, is a threatening behavior designed to intimidate rivals (or photographers).
A bull elk bugling in hopes of attracting females during mating season.
A bull elk in a posture seen when the bull is moving his harem. This could be a weak threatening display.
A bull elk bugling from a stand of ponderosa pines.
A bull elk striking a stately pose.
A bull elk with a cow and calf pause for a drink before crossing a river.
A bull elk (Cervus canadensis) standing in a northern conifer forest.
A bull elk tending his harem.
An elk cow looks up from browsing, a grass stem protruding from her mouth.
A bull elk entering a pool of water.
Two young bull elk (Cervus canadensis) sparing.
A bull elk (Cervus canadensis) surveying his harem as they begin to cross a river.
A bull elk bugling in an alpine aspen forest.
Elk or Wapiti (Cervus canadensis)
A bull elk bugling in the edge of a wet meadow.