Saturday, November 05, 2011

More Scenes From Monday Morning

The first morning of the elk harvest was extraordinarily beautiful.  Apparently during the chilly night the area had been shrouded in fog leaving everything, including the elk, coated with frost.  The frost and the remnants of autumn foliage created an incredible backdrop for the morning's events to play out against. 

A calf searches frantically for its mother shortly after the bull and first cow were harvested

A pair of young bulls surveying the scene from the edge of the herd

And soon they were engaged in sparring

A young bull watches as elk guide(s) and client passes by

Cows, coated in frost, walk along the ridge top

And a bull surrounded by cows bugles forth his challenge 

A view from atop the saddle


Montanagirl said...

Beautiful shots - love the foliage in the last one.

Brian King said...

Awesome, Coy! I love the sparring photo! And that last one is beautiful!

Lois Evensen said...

Fabulous images! Love them! Really nice job.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Beautiful images, Coy. We have two more weeks to go before we head north and hopefully we will see some snow in the mountains and some animals.

Arija said...

Breathtaking photography as always.