I had many encounters with elk, one of the largest members of the deer family, while hiking in the Rocky Mountains. The elk spend their summers in the alpine tundra, which was my favorite location in the Rocky Mountains.
I so enjoyed observing and photographing these majestic creatures. My family finally put limits on my elk photography! I was told if it was not “special” we were not stopping! Granted, to their defense, I took a ton of photos. It is all about balance, once again.
This beauty was radio collared and seemed to enjoy posing for the camera. Elk are the only tri-colored member in the deer family, with tan bodies, dark brown manes and a beige rump patch.
We both enjoyed the wildflowers, for different reasons!
I enjoyed observing this female elk (called a cow or doe). Considering I was sitting only 15 feet away from her, I think she enjoyed my company.
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