Friday, February 13, 2009

Yellowstone National Park-More Photos Of Bull 6


Today we look at more photos of the elk in Mammoth Hot Springs. It is my understanding that the houses depicted here are the residences of park employees. On this day the streets in this area were closed to foot traffic by the general public because of the presence of elk.

Officials Take The Situation In Mammoth Hot Springs Very Seriously

While I was there Bull 6 spent part of his time on the terrace featured in yesterday's post. Periodically, he pursued cows into the area around the buildings.

Bull 6 Near A Residence

I have found video on the Internet where a person in one of these houses filmed someone trying to leave while a bull was in the lawn. The animal lost no time in chasing the person back inside the house.

Bull 6 Bugles-Note Numbered Tag

Unfortunately, no one will thrill to the sight of this magnificent animal again, but another will take his place, and so the cycle of life continues.

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23 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A truly magnificent creature. They seem to stand so tall and proud.

Beautiful Creation said...

More great photos. You are right, another bull will take his place...but by sharing your photos, people will never forget him.
I must say, no one will ever take the place of Benezette's Fred Jr....I hope he can thrive for many years to come.

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

You are exactly right, another one will step up and take his role. But wow, you certainly captured how amazing he once was.

Abe Lincoln said...

Beautiful animals. Nicest photos I have seen today.

Abraham Lincoln
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Babooshka said...

These are magnificent.

twobarkingdogs said...

Way too close for my comfort! But surely gorgeous animals.

Denise said...

Incredible photos of some of the world's most magnificent animals.

Carletta said...

Magnificent pictures Willard!
I read your previous post. A sad death indeed but this is a wonderful tribute.

Carletta said...

And, thank you for the birthday wishes!

Lilli & Nevada said...

WOW! those are some massive horns.

i beati said...

imagine getting up to that sight?Sandy

Kerri said...

What an amazing creature. I read your prior post...what a weird accident. I suppose things like this happen but it sure does seem strange.

Dianne said...

I'm sure it must be intimidating but I would love to see these creatures up close

your photos are wonderful

fishing guy said...

Willard: A neat capture of your favorite animal. I love the last bull shot.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Another nice series images and post. Great shot showing the ear tag. Yep, like you said, another big guy will follow in behind #6. Blue Skies.

Kekiinani said...

Great images. I think the bottom image looks like he is smiling and perhaps singing a tune!!! :) :)

T and S said...

What an awesome bull Willard. The last image shows his size and the size of his antlers incredible.

Magnificent images. It is unfortunate that know that he's no more.

Stacey Huston said...

A sad death for such a beautiful creature..thanks for sharing this info..

Bradley Myers said...

Willard I failed to mention on your previous post that I am glad you got to meet number 6. He may be the most famous of Yellowstone. Unfortunately I never photographed him like I should have but I spent numerous hours watching and enjoying him.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Wow, I love the last one of him bugling. Wonderful photos--sad that he's gone.

Misty Dawn said...

WOW!!! I would just LOVE to see this in person.

Arija said...

It was so sad to hear that this magnificent animal is no more.

Leedra said...

You do have some great photos to remember him by.

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