One of our September trips was up to Benezette in Elk County to see the Pennsylvania Elk herd during the peak of the rut. Our trip coincided with the heatwave that engulfed the state in mid to late September, and the elk aren't fans of the heat. In addition, the warm days and cool nights lead to heavy fog in the mornings. Beautifully eerie to hear the elk bugling in the mornings, but for the most part unable to see them. Regardless of the weather conditions, the show was spectacular as always.
The following image is the first of 3 different skirmishes we saw this one evening.
I found the lines in the following image graceful
Another skirmish (the 3rd one happened in the woods, and it's tough to see the bulls between the trees)
And one from the foggy mornings ... barely able to see the bull through the fog
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