Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Bull elk spend incredible amounts of energy during the rut maintaining and protecting their harems. The activity of the rut often diminishes during mid-day giving the bulls a chance to rest and feed. This large harem bull utilized the break in the action to get a much needed drink. The clear blue autumn sky, golden grass, and slowly meandering river created a timeless portrait of autumn in the Rockies.
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