Several bull elk jostle for position to try to win favor with several cow elk above treeline in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The scene was chaos as the females tried to stay together while the males tried to separate them and chase each other away. Near the highest point in the road at an elevation of approximately 12,000 feet, the air was thin and we were all gasping for breath as the drama played out. The stalemate continued as the group disappeared over the ridge, into the sunset.
This is dawn at Bear Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park, This was the most red sunrise that I've ever seen. The camera didn't capture the darkness of the shade of red on the mountains.