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Cervus canadensis


A large bull elk. He had a harem of at least 6 cows.


Spotted in a conifer forest with open meadows near the Cle Elum River. Cascade mountain foothills.

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Brian38 3 years ago

Thank you very much Tukup and Zlatan.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 years ago

Great series, really! Congrats

Tukup 3 years ago

Beautiful shot Brian. We were disappointed to not see any elk during our week in the Colorado Rockies. There have always been before, but a lot of dogs up around the high cabins now chase them away, I believe. I did post the Bighorn sheep we saw, but no elk. Thanks for sharing a shot of this magnificent animal.

Brian38 3 years ago

Thank you Neil and Greg for your kind words. He certainly wasn't afraid of me - though I was keeping a good distance. It was really interesting watching him interact with his harem.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 3 years ago

Great series of captures Brian...wonderful spotting.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Such a cool spotting, Brian. Now that is industrial strength, and I think I would be more frightened of him than I would a big rowdy roo with a bad attitude. I was chased by one years ago, and fear lifted me to the treetops. Awesome photos :)

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Sep 13, 2019
Submitted on Sep 14, 2019

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