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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.

The Referee

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