I tried to think of a cory caption for this photo, but my thoughts got lost in the maize that is my brain.
Fall is a great time to visit Banff National Park. The air is cool and crisp, crowds have thinned out, and the golden larches ignite the mountain slopes. The elk rut also kicks off during the fall season. From mid September to mid October, in an attempt to win the hearts of the females in the herd, bull elk square off to prove their dominance. Locking antlers and using brute force they take turns forcing one another into submission.
As fall approaches in the Canadian Rockies, the cool foggy mornings often create some amazing conditions for a photographer. In this image, a thick fog had been passing through this valley for most of the morning. Every now and then, there would be a break, and the sunlight would be able to penetrate through, creating some of the most incredible moody light rays I have ever seen.