Rocky Mountain National Park (part 3): Elk

In case you’re curious how this is “part 3” of my Rocky Mountain National Park posts, I realized I didn’t label the previous ones as RMNP, so I went back and changed them. If you’re curious, they were the Moose Mother and Calf and the Least Chipmunk posts.

One of the main attractions at Rocky Mountain National Park when Rich and I visited was the elk rut was in full swing, so most people where seeking out the elk… and we were no different.

The first one we spotted was just as the sun was setting we found this large bull…

The light was fading fast, so I got what photos I could, but it wasn’t until after it was too dark that the elk finally got up and started bugling.

The next morning we were up early and broke camp to go search out some more before heading out for our hike. We found a couple individuals and then a large herd with another dominant bull, but the crowds were a bit more than I wanted to deal with, so I snapped some more shots and called it a day and we headed out for a hike hoping to come across some more but never did.

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One thought on “Rocky Mountain National Park (part 3): Elk

  1. Jason B

    March 8, 2022 at 10:43pm

    John Candy could even sell shower-curtain earrings to an elk!

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  2. Baxter Sheakley

    March 28, 2022 at 10:20pm

    Awesome pics as always!!

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