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Bull Elk by Michael Cummings

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“The elk, or wapiti (Cervus canadensis), is one of the largest species of deer in the world and one of the largest mammals in North America and eastern Asia. In the deer family (Cervidae), only the moose, Alces alces (called an “elk” in Europe), is larger, and Cervus unicolor (the sambar deer) can rival the C. canadensis elk in size. Elk are almost identical to red deer found in Europe, of which they were long believed to be a subspecies; however, mitochondrial DNA evidence from 2004 strongly suggests they are a distinct species.

Elk range in forest and forest-edge habitat, feeding on grasses, plants, leaves, and bark. Although native to North America and eastern Asia, they have adapted well to countries where they have been introduced, including New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. Their great adaptability may threaten endemic species and ecosystems into which they have been introduced.

Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Males engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling (sparring), and bugling, a loud series of vocalizations which establishes dominance over other males and attracts females." Wikipedia

Nikon D300
1/320
F5.0
ISO 320
EV -0.33
Spot Metering
No Flash
165 MM
Handheld
WB Shade

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animal, ecology, elk, lake, mammal, nature, water, wilderness, wildlife, images, pictures, artwork

Comments

  • AuntDot
    AuntDot11 months ago

    Terrific!

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...10 months ago

    WOW excellent capture!!! :)))))))))

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon10 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...10 months ago


    10 October 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Ginny York
    Ginny York10 months ago

    Wow! Gorgeous Bull Michael. I bet he gets his share of the girls. :)) Wonderful capture and info.

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureabout 1 month ago

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    This wonderful image is featured for all to see in DEER ME on July 9, 2014. It is a favorite:>)

    Please take a moment to congratulate your fellow members and view this week’s features in the Permanent Deer Me Features gallery.

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