Life is tough right now for this and other elk. February has been a cold month, more snow has fallen and spring is still in the distance. This bull is working hard moving snow to get to not so nutritious food, losing weight as it tries to stay warm. Not only losing weight but also getting weaker as the winter continues, making the elk and other members of the deer family more vulnerable to the predators, the like of wolves and cougars. For them, it's truly about the survival of the fittest.