Tuesday, August 18, 2009

E....is for Elk

In Rocky Mountain National Park the elk roam freely and don't seem to be disturbed by the presence of people, at least they weren't when I took these shots in Oct...

This big guy couldn't care less....
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31 comments:

gone to the dogs said...

Beautiful Elk. We have moose and caribou around here and the caribou are like sheep and will stand in the road and you have to wait til they feel like moving. I think the caribou are probably of the Elk family.

Reader Wil said...

What an excellent experience to see so many elks together. They are such great animals. Thanks for sharing.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Thanks, Carol, for alerting me to the fact that I'd forgotten to say E is for Escape.

Elk is a great E word!

Linda Jacobs said...

My husband and I visited Yellowstone once and saw some elk so went into the woods to get pictures. When I heard the bugling, I headed right back to the car.

James said...

I've seen deer, moose, even buffalo but never an elk. They are very impressive looking.

April said...

What a magnificent animal! Beautiful surroundings!

April said...

What a magnificent animal! Beautiful surroundings!

Annie said...

Such gorgeous creatures and really overwhelming in their size. I'm guessing that aren't concerned because they KNOW they don't need to be. If I were that big, I wouldn't be afraid of too much either.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Beautiful creatures! You're lucky to 'live with' them!

Janie said...

They all look healthy and, indeed, unconcerned. Beautiful creatures.

Ria said...

Where's the baby elk????

Ria said...

:)

Granny Smith said...

That's what national parks are for, I guess. Peasure for bothe animals and photographers.

Granny Smith said...

That's what I get for publishing a comment before proof-reading it! I meant "pleasure" and "for both the".

Hildred and Charles said...

Great photos and majestic creature.

That's a pretty impressive set of antlers. Thanks for sharing them.

Tumblewords: said...

Great shots! I never get a photo because I'm always so excited about seeing one that I forget about my camera.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful wildlife. I love the big guy in the last picture.

Grace and Bradley said...

Amazing that you can get so close to them and they are so well photographed.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

How wonderful to be able to see these beautiful animals up close. A

Arija said...

Such magnificent creatures! Beautiful captures indeed.

jay said...

Beautiful pictures! Wow, you got quite close, didn't you? Brave ... I'm told elk can be quite dangerous. Probably only in breeding season though, huh?

Roger Owen Green said...

powerful creatures. I heard they can be dangerous if provoked. I shan't.

nonizamboni said...

Oh, I loved these shots! My husband & I would go to the park every November for our anniversary and would get early to drive the Hayden Valley to hear the elk bugling. Ah, thanks for the memories!

Squirrel said...

So many in one spot. I have never seen one. You are lucky to have been in their presence.

Q said...

I was hoping you would post an Elk photograph...fantastic to see so many.
They are amazing animals.
Sherry

Martha in PA said...

They are magnificent. I've never seen and elk in the wild.
Beautiful photos!

Watery Wednesday

Drowsey Monkey said...

wow - very impressive

~JarieLyn~ said...

These are beautiful photos. My husband would be jealous. Great E.

EcoRover said...

Nice pics. I take it the elk are so tame because they are not hunted?

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful! They're not exactly ignoring you, but they're not at all bothered. What a sight!

Thanks for visiting.

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