September 2008: These Roosevelt elk fought right outside of our campsite at the
Railroad Camp in Sinkyone Wilderness. The reigning harem bull managed to hold onto
his harem despite being challenged by a significantly
Click picture below for a clip of an elk bugling.
Click picture below for a short clip of an elk fight.
This web site is dedicated to the wild Elk and other beautiful animals of the western
We have spent several years watching and photographing Elk and other wildlife.
With this site we wish to share some of our pictures, video and stories about the
beautiful landscapes and wildlife of the Western United States. Many of our photographs
are taken within the spectacular parks of Montana, Wyoming, and California, including
Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, Yosemite, and Sinkyone Wilderness. We hope you enjoy
our photographs as much as we enjoyed taking them! Our site is still under construction,
so please come back to see updates to our site.
There are currently four ecotypes of Elk in North America; they are the Rocky Mountain
Elk, Roosevelt Elk, Tule Elk, and the Manitoban Elk. Each ecotype has uniquely adapted
to a different ecosystem. The Roosevelt Elk live along the pacific coast from northern
California to Canada, thriving in the region’s temperate rain forests. The Tule Elk
adapted to the flatlands of the California central valley, but today are mainly confined
to only certain reserves within the state - Point Reyes, Cache Creek and Sunol Wilderness
to name a few. The Rocky Mountain Elk, as their name suggests, live in the northern
Rocky Mountains from Colorado to Canada, and are the most abundant ecotype. The Manitoban
Elk live mainly in Canada, where more than half can still be found in a single reserve.
Please see our wildlife gallery for photographs of Rocky Mountain, Roosevelt, and
September 2005: One of the biggest bulls we’ve ever seen watches
his harem near the Madison River inside Yellowstone National Park.
September is a wonderful time to be in Yellowstone. There are
fewer crowds in the park and the fall rut is in full swing.
Click the picture below to see our Rocky Mountain Elk Gallery.
Click the picture below to see our Yellowstone Wolf Gallery.
December 2006: The Slough Creek Pack running in Lamar Valley. Highly visible from
the park road, observers were able to spend hours watching the Sloughs feed, howl
and display other fascinating behaviours. Traditionally, winter is the best time
to view wolves inside Yellowstone National Park.
Click picture below for wildlife clips from Yellowstone.
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Our beautiful natural landscapes and wildlife are fragile and must be protected.
Please see our links page for some of the organizations who work to protect our
natural heritage. Every donation makes a difference.