I was walking the trail when I was made aware of an elk ahead. As I got closer to the indicated area, started to locate the elk. Wanted to made sure I was at a safe distance, I could hear something moving middle of the willow shrubs. Once I got to the open area,with the sun behind me, I could see a pair of antlers moving around top of the shrubs. Then I saw the its head and the elk saw me, its eyes and ears pointed toward me. Few seconds later, it relaxed and went back to nibbling away at the buds. It wasn't long before I could see three more elk,but  they were father away, so I focused on the first one. Kept watching it and taking pictures when the head was in view. Eventually all four decided to sit down and rest, it was time for me to go.

Until next moment,