It’s rarer still to be completely surrounded by a huge herd of elk jumping fences to get across a road.
Check out this video shot last summer in the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming. Watch to the end to get an idea of the sheer size of this herd.
All the bulls have already shed their antlers, but see if you can differentiate the bulls from the cows.
Since the the largest North American member of the deer family, these elk had no trouble standing out. There were so many, the camera was hard to hold still!
Herd movements happen yearly, but the autumn is the best time to encounter something like this.