Today was another in a string of days where nothing went as expected. So, rather than tell you more about our trip, I'm going to share a series of funny photos that my motion-activated wildlife camera captured while I was away.
A hulking bull elk with a large rack of velvet antlers arrived on the scene with a younger bull elk in the background. Male elk sometimes stay behind in their winter range while the rest of the herd is up high in the alpine meadows. I always thought that these males migrated to join the herd before the rut began in September. However, last year, I captured photos of a huge bull elk in our forest when I knew that the rut was in full swing up high. For that reason, I'm no longer sure of whether these males ever head up to the alpine meadows during the summer.
On the next evening, the pair arrived again. This time, the younger bull with "spike" velvet antlers investigated the camera.