When I spoke of our recent trip to Elk County I mentioned the large herd of elk that we knew was in excess of 75, well here is some of that herd. I wanted to get photos of the herd and quickly changed lens to get a few shots. The herd was to large and spread out to get them all in a single photograph. While taking these photos I was not aware of what was happening at the time and didn't notice it until I went to process the photos. If you look closely at the first photo along the tree line to the left you will notice the bull has mounted a cow. I was aware that if a cow was not bread she would continue coming into heat but I was very surprised to see rutting activity in the middle of February. With Shane in school during the rut and not able to make the trip with me I was glad to see him get to experience some of what it is like and hear the sounds. Don't forget to click on the photographs for a larger view.
Speaking of Shane please stop by his blog for a new post today.