Fired Up

Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alberta

The elk rut is impressive!  This highly active mating season leads to a system of dominance determined by tenacity and testosterone. On this particular morning a bull was ‘fired up’ as daylight broke – brief moment of contrast that quickly disappeared. The humidity illuminated the exhaled breath of the bull’s exhaled piercing whistle, known as a bugle, during the rut. Rutting bull elk make a variety of sounds but their bugle is the most recognizable, signifying territory and dominance as they assemble their harem of cows.

Limited Edition 8x10 and larger to 900

Conservation Edition 30x40 to 20



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