Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females. Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, Cervus canadensis, natural history stock photograph, photo id 19698
Spirit Of The Elk by Carol Cavalaris. Prints available at Fine Art America. Nobel elk, symbol of strength, survival, and stamina. Observer of subtle energies. The message of the Elk is to pace yourself, to remain calm and confident to reach your goals. The spirit of the Elk is one of community and the power and joy of unity. This painting of a bull elk with giant antlers, with a female elk behind, both within a dream catcher, is from the Dreamcatcher collection by Carol Cavalaris.