The elks were very cooperative and decide to take a closer look at me. Large males appear to have the habit to lying down in a hill by the road to watch the tourists go by while chewing the curd. At this time of the year, mature elks hang around by themselves. One freezing day, a male was just resting and when it exhaled, the water vapor will instantly freeze and fall on its snout and to the sides. I waited for another to stand up from his rest, when he did he came straight, fell as I was being tasted… but deviated to one side keeping an eye on me. Then you realize how big animals really are.