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Elk Bugling

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 28 November 2019 in Animal & Insect.

Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada

During the September-October mating season, bull elk stage a spectacular play. The characteristic rutting call of bulls can be heard from just before dusk to dawn. The typical bugle of the bull elk is a surprising, distinctive sound that begins deep and resonant, and becomes a high pitched squeal before ending in a succession of grunts.

The sounds of elks bugling reverberate against the rock outcroppings and hills. Their bugling call echoes across meadows – it’s a haunting and primeval sound. I wish this blog had sound. You can hear Elk Bugling here: my photo here, but (not my video)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

NIKON D5500 1/3200 second F/7.1 ISO 1600 405 mm (35mm equiv.)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A really gorgeous and dramatic image of the big fellow.

28 Nov 2019 5:36am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous composition.

28 Nov 2019 5:46am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow...he is calling out ! I suppose he was very vocal !!!

28 Nov 2019 6:00am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Sometimes I hear them in the forests where I walk with the dogs but I have never seen a slab before and I regret it, it must be a fascinating moment. Congratulations Barbara, nice capture

28 Nov 2019 6:22am

JPA from Paris, France

superbe animal!! amts

28 Nov 2019 8:35am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Big guy!

28 Nov 2019 9:09am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


28 Nov 2019 9:21am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb image of this fine animal. 5*

28 Nov 2019 9:46am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Une belle rencontre

28 Nov 2019 10:28am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique! Quelle superbe capture!

28 Nov 2019 10:40am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, so majestic !!

28 Nov 2019 10:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a touch of 'The Monarch of the Glen' here :)

28 Nov 2019 10:49am

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom

Never knew they grew a new set of Antlers every year, until I asked Google after enjoying your shot today. Thanks !!! B.

28 Nov 2019 11:48am

@Jeff & Pat: Yes, small animals chew on the cast off antlers for valuable minerals. Rodents like mice, squirrels and porcupines are the most common culprits, but biologists have observed wolves, coyotes and even bears chewing on sheds.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid image !!

28 Nov 2019 12:12pm

Rose from United States

Another postcard worth shot!

28 Nov 2019 1:52pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent capture of this elk!! Now only if it was cold enough outside that you saw steam roaring from its mouth! :-) Happy Thanksgiving!

28 Nov 2019 1:54pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique ta photo !5*

28 Nov 2019 4:25pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

le brame du cerf quelle vue et ces bois superbe
Belle soirée

28 Nov 2019 6:01pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle prise.... que le brame du cerf qui doit être impressionnant.

28 Nov 2019 8:08pm

Gary from Gwynedd, United Kingdom

Nice and close and almost filling the frame, great job

28 Nov 2019 11:45pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belles cornes

29 Nov 2019 9:50am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
Amazing & lovely!

29 Nov 2019 9:24pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, he's incredible

29 Nov 2019 11:23pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is spectacular! I love it! Such a magnificent creature.

30 Nov 2019 12:33pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

I can almost hear it.

3 Dec 2019 1:37am

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Animaux by mo.langel

1/3200 second
ISO 1600
405 mm (35mm equiv.)