Nothing says autumn to me like bugling elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. These two bachelors were taking the night off as the sun started to set. They were with a group of about six other mature bull elk who were all bedding down for the night. The alpine meadow was so serene and quiet, I could have watched them for hours.
Visiting the park reminds me instantly of my place in the natural world; no more important or less important than any of the majestic creatures that share this beautiful world with me. I would like to take each of you with me to witness this miracle of a planet, but I will settle for sharing a photo. I hope you enjoy it!
Two mature bull elks bed down for the evening in an alpine meadow as the sun goes down.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado