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Elk

Cervus canadensis

Description:

The elk or wapiti is one of the largest species of the Cervidae or deer family in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America. This was my first sighting as I was entering Yellowstone National Park just before dusk, what a wonderful welcome! I also have a short video.

Habitat:

Forest and forest-edge habitat, feeding on grasses, plants, leaves, and bark.

Notes:

This is my spotting No. 4,200

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18 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Dilan.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

great!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Sarala Jeevanthi Gamage

very nice

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thanks Emilie

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 6 years ago

He's a bit chubby, but what a majestic animal! Beautiful!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Gilman

Congratulations on the "Nomination for the Spotting of the Week", LuisStevens.
I am not a Ranger but you got my vote..... : )

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Maria.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations on getting a majestic animal for your 4200th spotting!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Fyn.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Gilma.

Congratulations on your # 4,200 spotting, LuisStevens, It is a fantastic spotting in great Yellowstone National Park. Thank you for sharing.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you António.

Awesome spotting Luis,great vídeo too,congrats and thanks for sharing

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

They are impressive Ashley.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Great photo and video, Luis! I just saw my first elk last weekend, it ran by me in the trees and I wasn't able to get photos :/ Was exciting though!

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

Wyoming, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2014
Submitted on Sep 25, 2014

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