While the Girlz and young ones play and swim and graze at the lake, this is what the Big Boyz do for fun… :-)

Estes Park, Colorado


  • lianne
    lianneabout 5 years ago

    Wow – how fabulous this is. I cannot imagine how it is you get so close to these amazing creatures all the time. You must blend right into the environment – or you’re there so often they’ve come to think of you as “family.” Wonderful Jan.

  • lianne….i think they are just so preoccupied with their own thing that they don’t notice….unless you get too close…i feel blessed to know the balance there and i am usually talking to them saying i mean no harm, etc…..thank you for enjoying these….sharing them is half the fun…. :-)

    – Jan Landers

  • Alice Oates
    Alice Oatesabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic image…
    sort of sad in a way how even in the most innocent, beautiful, majestic instants there’s violence…
    wow I’m macabre today…sorry…it’s a wonderful capture and you were lucky to witness it!

  • thanks, alice….i know what you mean….sometimes it does get to me, too watching them spar like that…..but there are many sides to life, enjoying the light would not be the same without the dark to contrast it… :-) i appreciate your observations, my friend….

    – Jan Landers

  • Alice Oates
    Alice Oatesabout 5 years ago

    I see exactly what you mean. We get into this debate SO often in philosophy class…‘evil has to exist so we can appreciate what it is to be good and to be happy’

  • shadyuk
    shadyukabout 5 years ago

    Terrific Capture

  • thanks so very much, dorothy….

    – Jan Landers

  • IrishEyes0
    IrishEyes0about 5 years ago

    ~ * ~ Such amazing creation … You are blessed to be present in these moments! – AWESOME Capture Jan! – Wow! – Love, Light and Mir, Mare! ~ * ~

  • blessed i am, mare….yes…..thank you, my friend…

    – Jan Landers

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    WhiteDove Stud...about 5 years ago

    seems all boyz do is butt heads…………….

  • seems so…. ;-)

    – Jan Landers

  • Sherrianne Talon
    Sherrianne Talonabout 5 years ago

    What a shot!!! You are so lucky to have seen this and captured it!

  • thanks, sherri….and yes, i feel very fortunate to live here where i see these beautiful animals often…

    – Jan Landers

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinabout 5 years ago

    another AWESOME capture of the Elk that define our community my friend ;o]
    this is super, I love it!

  • thanks, my friend…each day brings more encounters with our beautiful world….

    – Jan Landers

  • Tambala
    Tambalaabout 5 years ago

    They look enormous! Stunning image Jan, and wonderful that you have the privilege to stand and look at these beautiful creatures!

  • they are really big, tina….and the sound of those antlers….wow! i feel so blessed to see and experience them…thank you, my friend!

    – Jan Landers

  • jamiewinter
    jamiewinterabout 5 years ago

    wow this is awesome work. you live in the rockies? awesome place to live!

  • thank you so very much, jamie….yes, i live in the rockies, northern colorado….it is paradise on earth… :-)

    – Jan Landers

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