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Elk

Cervus canadensis

Description:

Light brown body and legs with the upper chest and head much darker brown. This female was in a herd of about 25. These are one of the largest species in the deer family in the world.

Habitat:

Spotted near the Nelson dairy farm at the Suncadia resort.


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9 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

Thank you Christine.

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

Thank you so much Daniele! Certainly made my day!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 months ago

I meant encounter :-)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 7 months ago

Congratulations Brian!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 months ago

Congratulations Brian, this beautiful encouter is our Spotting of the Day!

"A female elk (Cervus canadensis) makes eye contact with the photographer in our Spotting of the Day! Elks are native to North America and eastern Asia, and are one of the largest animals within the deer family. At one time thought to be a subspecies of the European red deer (Cervus elaphus), elks have been shown to be a distinct species using molecular studies".

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Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

Thanks Christine.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 7 months ago

Wow! Fantastic shot!

Brian38
Brian38 7 months ago

Thank you Maria.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 months ago

That is a beautiful shot of a beautiful animal!

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.22, Long: -121.02

Spotted on Jan 17, 2017
Submitted on Dec 2, 2017

Reference

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