Maxwell Wildlife Refuge - Bison, Elk, and the Kansas prairie - Sean Tomlinson
Elk in the Prairie Mist

Elk in the Prairie Mist

This bull elk silhouetted in the golden dawn mist at Maxwell, shows the solitude of the prairie. I love the shadows cast by the trees in the distance, along with the rolling hills of the prairie. 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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