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Rocky Mountain Elk

Cervus canadensis nelsoni


Seen grazing at the side of the highway just after it stopped snowing.


Rocky Mountain Elk is a subspecies of Elk found in the Rocky Mountains and nearby regions in Western North America

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ambergordons221 9 years ago

Beautiful! :)

mika.hyden 9 years ago

Congratulations! We would like to highlight Rocky Mountain Elk as National Geographic’s Great Nature Project Pic of the Day! It will be featured in the lower left corner on The Great Nature Project website (, as well as on NG Education Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ accounts.

We will attribute this photo to you by using your username, LivesInADream. Once we hear back from you (either here or via email to, we’ll let you know which date we’ll highlight your photo. Thank you for sharing your observations with The Great Nature Project!

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Spotted on Sep 6, 2014
Submitted on Oct 7, 2014

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