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Elk

Cervus canadensis

Notes:

Two females "fighting". I'm not sure what the disagreement was about...

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18 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you elaphrus!

elaphrus
elaphrus 8 years ago

Fantastic series, congratulations!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

I do use a telephoto lens. (75mm-300mm) However, I was fairly close. (Perhaps closer than I should have been.) They were down in the valley when I started taking pictures and before I knew it the heard moved up the hill where I had been perched. They were all around me. At one point I went and sat in my truck because they got too close for comfort.

alina
alina 8 years ago

can i ask -- were you able to approach them closely? or did you have to use a long lens from far away? these are just such great, genuine shots!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you Janelle and Alina! There was so much excitement in the air that afternoon! You could just feel it! I was the only human around amongst all the energy!

alina
alina 8 years ago

wow wow!

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

Fabulous, Emily! I've seen White-tailed deer doing this but hadn't realized Elk do too. Makes sense though... Very cool!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Ha! Thanks Joshua! I was hiding behind a tree! There were 3 big males in the area. There was a lot of excitement in the air and I really didn't feel like getting gored to death that day. I was never in any danger, but a couple of times I went back and sat in my truck when the largest male would run up the hill near me toward the other two males.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

nice capture! i like how you can see you're hiding behind the tree :)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thanks Yuko!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Wonderful series!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you Karen and Cindy!

Great series!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Wonderful!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you again Nexttogone!

nexttogone
nexttogone 8 years ago

Awesome series!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Mine from today are clearer then these but they are dark. Also, the ones from today appeared to be younger elk. These two looked to be adults. Wish I knew more about cervidea behavior!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

These are great!! Better than mine from today!!

EmilyMarino
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Spotted on Oct 11, 2012
Submitted on Oct 12, 2012

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