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
1/1250
F5.3
ISO 320
EV 0.00
Spot Metering
No Flash
220 MM
Handheld
WB Shade

Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture of this majestic fellow!

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...about 1 year ago

    what a great capture and very beautiful model!

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Michael. Love that he is so high up above you. Great perspective.

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesabout 1 year ago

    great capture of that spectacular rack, michael!

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Nice capture my friend ! Well done !

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 1 year ago

    WOW stunning capture!! :)))))))))

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 1 year ago

    They really are SO like the Red Deer that we see so frequently in Scotland… in any case, they do make a statement, & you’ve caught that statement to perfection.

  • Very similar but bigger. Second largest member of the deer family in North America.

    – Michael Cummings

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    October 12, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshabout 1 year ago

    Your DEAR DEER Image is DISPLAYED Here

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