Mug Shot: Bull Elk with a Broken Antler

Bull Elk in profile
Bull Elk in profile

Bull elk protrait
Bull Elk portrait

Location:  Estes Park, Colorado

This Rocky Mountain Elk was drinking water at the edge of Estes Lake in Estes Park, Colorado.  He lifted his head as I approached to photograph him.  Looking through my camera's viewfinder I was happy to be able to get a nice profile shot, although I thought to myself that his antlers looked a little sparse.  Then he turned to face me and I realized that his antlers had been broken.  Poor guy must have had a rough winter!

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