I came across this large bull elk middle of an another busy evening during the rut season. There is very little time to rest and eat for this bull, he is kept busy keeping his harem together and other males away. Bugling loud and often, signalling his strength and size to ward off competing bulls and to attract females. It's tough work for the bull to keep his harem together, losing considerable amount of weight, as a result becoming vulnerable to predators and the coming winter. All to mate and to pass on his genetic superiority to the next generation.
Until next moment,