Elk, also called wapiti, shed their antlers each winter after mating season. These, in Yellowstone National Park, tend to stay put because taking antlers out of the park isn't allowed. This photo was taken on the Specimen Ridge Trail in the north central area of Yellowstone in June, '07. The mountain in the distance is probably Mt. Washburn.
We found all these antlers piled up in one spot. Some of us had to try them on for size! :)
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