Many of the elk were very shy and calves especially usually didn't linger near the road. It is common for them to be more spooky at this time of year as the cows are especially concerned about protecting the young from danger. Many of the calves were fitted with ear tags. This is done by workers capturing the calves and fitting them with the tags and collecting biological data and it seems likely that this also contributes to the animals being especially shy at this time of year.
|Extended Family Group|
Most of the bulls seen from the road on Winslow Hill were small, but one 5x5 was of respectable size, although it is still a young bull and far from realizing its' maximum potential. A few years ago this meadow provided an excellent background of wildflowers and tall grasses, but now it is kept mowed.
|5x5 Pauses From Grazing In Short Grass|
|Cameron County 6x6-Canon 70D-100-400mm IS II|
|Cameron County 6x6-Canon 7D MK II-600mm F4|
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.