Elk fighting, Grand Teton National Park
This image was selected as the Grand Prize winner in Cowboys & Indians 2006 National Photo Contest. See “Press”. The National Elk Refuge just outside Jackson, Wyoming is a wonderful place to observe elk. As a large horse drawn sleigh carried me and other curious onlookers through the fields, we saw a number of male elk practicing for battle. In this photo, the elk in the background appears to be acting as a referee in the fighting of the other two elk. All he needs is a whistle.