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)
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405 mm (35mm equiv.)