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On the Move

Shortening days, cooling temperatures, and snow in the high country all signal the start of the rut (elk mating season). Elk begin moving to lower elevations. By September, a bull's antlers are fully grown and almost ready for the displays and battles to come. (source: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)


Driving along early one morning last fall in the valley, and we spotted this bull elk off in the distance by himself. He moved along at a good pace, likely in search of a partner or few :-) Occasionally, he would stop long enough for a shot or two, and I particularly liked this one with the autumn colors displayed as a backdrop.


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Taken on September 22, 2010