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

Elk in the Golden Dawn

These two bull elk, silhouetted in the golden dawn mist at Maxwell, are one of my favorite photos. 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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