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Elk

Cervus canadensis

Description:

Elk belong to the deer family. Large bulls may weigh 800 lbs. The bulls have large antlers, which are shed each year.

Habitat:

Elk live in forests and forest edge habitat, although these bulls were in a prairie within a few hundred yards of forest.

Notes:

These bulls were on a ridge above the wildlife loop road running through Custer State Park, South Dakota. This is a great park, along with the adjacent Wind Cave National Park, is a great place to find a wide array of wildlife.

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5 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Fascinating capture!!! Congrats!!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Thanks! It's one of my favorite photos of all time.

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 9 years ago

That is one cool pic!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great shot!

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Loved.

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

South Dakota, USA

Spotted on Mar 2, 2010
Submitted on Mar 4, 2011

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