Maxwell Wildlife Refuge - Bison, Elk, and the Kansas prairie - Sean Tomlinson
Elk Dawn

Elk Dawn

This bull elk is looking towards the rising sun one beautiful morning, greeting the dawn sun. I love the tall grass surrounding the elk, reminding us of where the elk used to roam in the millions. While we think elk are mountain species (and indeed this Wapiti is descended from mountain elk), 150 years ago elk roamed the Great Plains with legendary millions of bison.

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