For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.
– Henry Beston
An “animal traffic jam” on the highway in Jasper National Park led us to this elk. A long line of cars were stopped beside the road and we noticed many people out with cameras. This was a sure sign that there was some wildlife on display.
The Male elk was keeping a close eye on this female elk and 3 more that made up his harem
Down the road we found a Rocky Mountain Goat.
We also saw a Bighorn Sheep. The Rocky Mountains are a fine place to find wildlife.