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Cervus canadensis


1 male, many females. I guess that's how they roll


These elk were in the middle of Estes Park High School's football practice field.


Elk roam around Estes Park like they're regular citizens. You can often see them sitting in people's yards. Residents of Estes Park get annoyed by tourist who cause traffic jams because of stopping in the middle of the road because of an elk on the side of the road.

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AdamBrown 8 years ago

I was one of those "annoying" tourists when I took this shot. We were able to get about 20yds away before one of the females would stand up out of caution. Maybe not smart, but they seemed a bit used to being watched up close.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago


Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Estes Park is one very fun place. I've been there a number of times and photographed the elk there and just up the road in the park. It's a great place to watch and photograph these animals. Must be hard to practice football though...grin.

ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Ah-ha!! I thought I recognized this pic!! And the marmot! These do look clearer! Great shots! They're so fun to watch in the rut! Nice rack on the male!

AdamBrown 8 years ago

Thanks Emily! I'll do that. I deleted my previous account because I made a mistake while preparing the photos. All my old photos were very blurry when viewing them on the I'm starting all over again. If you see "new" photos that you've already seen before, that's why. Now all my photos are a lot better quality

EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Great Elk shots! Love those Estes Park guys! I was there last weekend and two elk were wading in the lake! Please consider adding some of your pics to the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Watch Mission:

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Estes Park, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Oct 2, 2010
Submitted on May 1, 2012

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