I’m not sure what I have but something is making me sneeze!
These are adult elk lying in tall grass – or hay – I confess that I don’t know the difference. Anyway, there could be calves with them but you’d never see them.
The elk don’t seem to mind the birds collecting insects off their back. I have hundreds of photos of elk in this area and I’ve never seen birds on their backs. I wonder if there are more insects than normal this summer?
Looks like this little guy is also blossoming. He was born last summer so his antlers are just now starting to grow. By the end of the summer he’ll have a good set of spikes.
Of course his daddy is fully grown and lookin’ good!