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Elk (Wapiti)

Cervus canadensis


Elk belong to the deer family. Large bulls may weigh 800 lbs and have large antlers, which are shed annually. Cows are smaller and are without antlers. Both sexes are tawny brown with darker necks and legs and tan rumps.


Forested edges, grasslands (originally), and mountain forests.

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KarenL 10 years ago

Fantastic shot!

MickGrant 10 years ago

Lovely animal and good photo!

Jeannette 10 years ago

Beautiful :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago


Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Estes Park, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Oct 26, 2010
Submitted on Mar 4, 2012

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