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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ABC Wednesday: E is for Elk


© Photos by Richard Schear, Southeastern Alberta
Not camouflaged as well as deer, the mighty elk and his harem depend, perhaps, too much on their additional height, bulk, and speed. When lying down in the tall, brown winter grasses, however, they blend right in with the landscape.

Posted for Mrs. Nesbitt's popular alphabetical meme
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with this week's guest host, Roger O. Green. Thanks, Denise! Thanks, Roger!

25 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

They also look to be very alert, which may be another reason they survive.

Roger Owen Green said...

ELEGANT creatures.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Annie said...

What majestic creatures. I've never seen an elk in person; I would love to see one.

Mara said...

One day I will get to see one for myself. One day...

aka Penelope said...

Very nice shots of these elk amid the grasses. Such a treat to see animals roaming freely in the wild rather than the less fortunate kind that are fenced in by humans.

Carol said...

Great Photos, Kay! I also have elk! They are beautiful animals.

Meryl said...

When I lived in Connecticut we had deer. In Vermont we had deer and moose...never elk (that I've seen). Beautiful shots.

anthonynorth said...

Such beautiful creatures.

Leslie: said...

Excellent extreme animal - truly Canadian!

Leslie
abcw team

Andy said...

Hello.
They actually look like they're posing for the camera!
Nice photos.
Thanks for sharing.

Endless Love And Devotion

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

We watched a herd once somewhere in Northern California. Crossing a big field. Where we were, we could see the bull elk --just watching as the cows crossed the open space. When nothing happened to several of them, he finally sauntered casually across! There's a lesson in there somewhere, but I don't think I want to learn it!

Your pictures (or Richard's?) are beautiful.

Carver said...

Wonderful shot of the beautiful elk. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

Ebie said...

I love the us of the term "harem". We saw a group of them when we went to Yellowstone. I thought they were very friendly.

photowannabe said...

They are beautiful creatures with the strangest bugling call. Never expected that sound to come out of them.

Phillip said...

Handsome animals.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh how beautiful they are!!!!!!

ChrisJ said...

Great Elk photos. They're very regal looking.

Lew said...

Nice shots of the elk! We have an over abudance of white tail deer aorund here. They have adapted to urban plants for a diet, but still don't know how to use the cross walks. So far our winter has been very mild. The TV weather folks refer to our cold weather as "Alberta clippers" - cold, windy and snowy, crossing into the US at Chicago and heading for us. They have not used the term this winter.

Gattina said...

My one and only elk I have ever seen was near the Yellowstone park in the States when my aunt screemed : "A bear, a bear" ! At a closer look it turned out it was an elk ! I have to add the animal was far away !

Dianne said...

I love how they are looking right at the camera
they're magnificent

kaykuala said...

A free roaming animal is testament to consideration to the wilds. It can never be better than that!

Hank

Leslie said...

they are majestic creatures, aren't they?

chubskulit said...

That's a good number of Elk!

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team
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cieldequimper said...

Thank you for this, made me smile!

Reader Wil said...

Apart from zoos, I have never seen wild elks. They are beautiful animals and you are so privileged to meet them at close quarters!
Our country is overpopulated! But you know this of course!
Have a nice weekend, Kay! Kind regards to Dick!