The rocky mountain elk, an iconic creature that defines the grandeur and rugged nature of the region that it is named after. This large herd bull is working hard to keep his harem together and defend his territory from other bulls. I photographed him and his girls in the Norris region of Yellowstone National Park in September 2010.
The Rocky Mountian Elk, the iconic figure in the american wild. Known to the native Americans as the wapiti this creature is probably the most sought after of all the big game animals of North America. I happened across this bull and his harem of cows one september evening in Yellowstone National Park.
A young mule deer buck and his does hide in the sagebrush along the lower Deschutes river in north central Oregon.