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Cervus canadensis


These elk are part of a small herd that is kept at a local county park. The herd used to be at 8, but a year ago 4 died off (new article here: I'm not sure why they keep them, but they are very funny to feed and interact with, accept today, the bull decided to charge the fence.


These are kept in a large pen type area (Probably 15 acres or so) which is mostly grassland and a little wooded area.


I'm not sure if elk are native to my part of Iowa, but these do fairly well here.

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LuckyLogan 6 years ago

Thanks kd!

kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

Magnificent creature and portrait photos.

LuckyLogan 7 years ago

Thanks Emily

EmilyMarino 7 years ago

So so Gorgeous! Well done!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Hi LL - I have done a straightened version maybe you can see if it looks right.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Ha !! Strong wind maybe? Judging by the grass growth and cloud layers I think you've put the horizon flat where it was actually a slight slope. He looks kind of cute like that though.

LuckyLogan 7 years ago

Hum, he is leaning isn't he. I wonder why that is.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

The leaning variety :-)

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Iowa, USA

Spotted on Oct 31, 2013
Submitted on Oct 31, 2013

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