My Favorite Images / Bull Elk Bugling / Yellowstone NP

This Bull Elk was bugling his presence to all his rivals in the Madison River valley in the  Yellowstone National Park in western Wyoming. Bull Elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Males also engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling (sparring), and bugling, a loud series of vocalizations which establishes dominance over other males and attracts females known as cows.

Canon EOS 1D MK3, EF 400mm F2.8 USM L lens, 1/4 x Canon Teleconverter, Gitzo Monopod

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