“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.