Beep beep beep beep . . . The alarm goes off at 4:45 AM. Time to get up, grab a quick breakfast, and jump into the car so that we can be in Rocky Mountain National Park before dawn. It's the mating season and the bull elk are competing for females. It's quite a spectacle as you can see and hear below. Well worth getting up in the middle of the night.
|Father and son|
|A large bull watching over his harem|
|This young male is too small to compete|
|Sunrise in Rocky Mountain National Park|
|Dawn breaking on Longs Peak|