One of the joys of a recent visit to Rocky Mountain National Park was watching a young elk buck splish-splash in one of the Sheep Lakes. Often, Bighorn Sheep visit the lakes for the salt deposits in the soil. There were no Bighorn Sheep this day, but there was a coyote that didn’t even stir the elk and plenty of Canada Geese. With snow still at elevation in May, the Rocky Mountain elk were out in force throughout the lower portions of the eastern part of the park.(NOTE: Clicking on an image will launch a full-size gallery).