I would like to say these young elk were fighting but it was more of a playful battle. Still fun and exciting to watch. This was taken in Mammoth and these two guys had no chance at the large herd of cows that were there. Elk number 6 a large famous bull had them all to himself and no other bull was going to take them away. I will post a photo of number 6 in the future with some of his antics.
This was taken early in the morning just after day break, they didn't bugle and there was no posturing like in a real fight. They did run around in circles and enjoyed digging up the freshly laid sod, they put on a show for a good 15 minutes or so, but because of their location and the location of the cows and other bulls it was not possible to set up the tripod so all were shot hand held.