Elk & harem


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For much of the year, elk travel in herds of females and juveniles. Separately, males travel in smaller herds or as individuals. However come fall, a male will form a harem of perhaps a half-dozen to a score of females, and mate with each one.

I encountered a group of at least a half-dozen females, and one male. It was a little difficult to tell the number as they kept dipping in and out of the foliage. 

It was twilight as I encountered the harem. The first view of the male was from the side.

There were perhaps over a half-dozen females in this harem.

Here is some of a number of females hanging around in the harem.

The male looks on.


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4 Responses to Elk & harem

  1. Allan Hobden says:

    Last shot stunning..perfectly on`point..

  2. Bee says:

    Perfect shot……but he does look like he’s sizing you up!

  3. Gail Frampton says:

    I love all those photos Alistair!
    Amazing animals- all look like they are in good shape-healthy1

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