Trail Camera Captures Bull Elk's Piercing Bugle Cry in Utah Mountains

A bull elk was captured up close sounding his haunting bugle cry during breeding season by a trail camera in Sanpete County, Utah.

The video was filmed on September 19 by a camera placed on steep terrain in the central mountains of Utah with an altitude over 10,000 feet, according to Bradley Blake.

Footage posted on Facebook by Blake shows a harem of elm milling around a watering hole when a bull with large antlers walks into the frame and emits a series of piercing sounds.

“This guy speaks for himself!” Blake wrote in a Facebook post. Credit: Bradley Blake via Storyful