9 01 2013

The mustangs share Spring Creek Basin with other wildlife, including these beauties I saw during my last visit:

Elk in Spring Creek Basin

Elk in Spring Creek Basin

They were in a big group, too spread out to capture them all in one photo!

I came over the crest of a hill and saw them – and they saw me! – and off they went. Naturally, I took photos while I waited for them to put some distance between us! You can see the road in the background of the lower photo.

Disappointment Valley is a major wintering area for mule deer and elk. Seeing deer is nearly an everyday occurrence, but it’s pretty cool to see elk – and this many at one time!



One response

12 01 2013
Pat Amthor

Well look at that! What a sight!

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