Elk males engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling (sparring), and bugling, a loud series of vocalizations which establishes dominance over other males and attracts females.
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Bull Elk in Rut Bugling Yellowstone Wyoming Wildlife by Dave Welling
This bull elk was by the side of one of the main park roads. He created quite a traffic jam as about 25 cars had stopped along the road to photograph and watch him. Fortunately, no one sent their child up to him to feed him while they took his picture. This is a copyrighted image © Dave Welling. All rights are reserved by the copyright holder, Dave Welling. No publication, republication or electronic rights, including, but not limited to, web rights of any kind, are authorized without the…
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Elk, Rocky Mountain, Autumn (vertical)
Rocky mountain elk photos made during the autumn rut season. Gallery contains vertical format images displaying a variety of rutting behaviors and portraits. Fine art prints and high resolution files for publication are available upon request. Un-authorised use of any of these images is not permitted.