new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Bugling bull elk | by Pat Ulrich
Back to photostream

Bugling bull elk

A very large and dominant bull tule elk in Point Reyes National Seashore. This big male had quite a large harem, and chased off a handful of smaller rivals during the time I was watching. He was moving with a distinct limp (on a hind leg) but was still aggressively protecting his harem, bugling across the valley, and mating with females.

 

Blog | Facebook Page

6,342 views
20 faves
37 comments
Taken on August 11, 2011