Antler Battle: Elk

Artist Leah Pipe


Hazelton (Non-Indigenous)
Pencil on Arches acid free paper
22.5” x 30”

Two Elk, locked in a battle of dominance and leadership. Each fall, males (bulls) breed with a number of females (cows) and exhibit a few fascinating behaviors (called the Rut) - including breathtaking vocalizations, fighting, raking trees and wallowing in muddy waters (to create a special scent that attracts the females). The sound of their antlers crashing together is truly incredible.