( third in series of four images )
Moving majestically in along the south rim of the meadow which contained the thirty female elk (cows) - this fellow made it clear why the eight young males I had passed north of here were keeping their distance.
Never - can I recall seeing a grander bull Elk. His rack seemed improbably large. His dominance over his harem - unquestioned. I was in absolute awe at witnessing this powerful display of nature. As he approached the females - they were rising to their feet - and slowly - purposely moving into a dark and tunnel-like entrance to the thick forest beyond the meadow - opposite of where I was standing.
Tomorrow - a final look...
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