“Wapiti”

“Wapiti” is a Native American word for elk that means “light colored deer”.

I took these photographs of elk while visiting Yellowstone National Park. I like to think of these majestic animals as “The Royalty of Yellowstone”. All of these photographs were taken along the famous Madison River in YNP.

These photographs were taken in September just as the males were beginning to round-up their ladies for the annual rut. The photograph of the two males depicts the larger male chasing   a younger male who was trying to date one of the ladies.

Standing In The Madison River - YNP
Standing In The Madison River – YNP

020 5 point bull elk Madison River YNP 09.07.18

Follow The Leader
Follow The Leader
A Little Sip of the Madison
A Little Sip of the Madison
Leave My Ladies Alone!
Leave My Ladies Alone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on ““Wapiti””

  1. I really like the second photo, Michael. I would frame that one. Never realized they didn’t like the younger competition while dating!

  2. Mike, your pictures continue to be incredible. You should be submitting these to magazines. Thanks for sharring them with us. FYI, Nan and Paula both said they are not receiving your blog. They both got the first one. I have a feeling, they are not posting it; both said they did not know how to blog. Maybe you might try them again.
    Have a wonderful trip west; hope we meet up again soon, Posey

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