Western Light: Elk Alert
While at the Grand Canyon recently, I was lucky enough to see some elk strolling through the juniper and pinyon pine along the west rim. This young bull has only spikes, but I saw another, older one (no pic, unfortunately) that was sporting a full set of antlers. They look pretty shaggy; already putting on their winter coat. And, as denizens of this most popular tourist attraction, were not the least bit perturbed by people taking pics of them. They stopped for a minute, posed, then went on their way.
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