Featured in Antlers, Racks, and Other Horned Animals on August 13th, 2010.
A bull elk stands guard as his herd of females (cows) settles down for the night in an alpine meadow.
Captured in mid-autumn, just before the rut (mating season for the elk), near the base of Mount Vimy, in Waterton Lakes National Park, in southern Alberta, Canada.
Viewed 122 times as of August 18th, 2010.
Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi, using a 55-200mm lens @ 200mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO 800. No post-processing.