(010629-SAH01.jpg) REDWOODS NP CALIFORNIA Undated -- Bull Elk Bugling -- Bull elks prepare themselves for the rut by urinating on themselves and rolling in mud. Successful males attract large numbers of females, but they pay a price, expending large amounts of energy in defending their harem from other males and in keeping females with wanderlust within their territory.
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