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Bull Elk


Bull Elk
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Copyright: Denis Mark (dmark11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 9 N: 655] (2633)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-11-05 16:14
Viewed: 1748
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The elk, or wapiti (Cervus canadensis), is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose (Alces alces) to which the name "elk" applies in British English and in reference to populations in Eurasia. Apart from the moose, the only other member of the deer family to rival the elk in size is the south Asian sambar (Rusa unicolor).

Elk range in forest and forest-edge habitat, feeding on grasses, plants, leaves, and bark. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Males also engage in ritualized mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling (sparring), and bugling, a loud series of vocalizations that establishes dominance over other males and attracts females.

Although they are native to North America and eastern Asia, they have adapted well to countries in which they have been introduced, including Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Their great adaptability may threaten endemic species and ecosystems into which they have been introduced.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6442 W: 89 N: 15589] (65224)
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Hi Denis,it seems in pose for you and your camera like a movie star..ehehe..magnificent capture of this bull elk watching you,the best light and impressive sharpness too despite the distance,well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Denis
Beautiful. Lovely pose. The picture is sharp .

Bala

Hello Denis,
Not razor sharp, but still very good. I love its majestic pose which gives us a great look at it's massive body and huge rack.
I was in Alberta a few years ago in hopes of photographing one of these beautiful animals, but never got the opportunity. Nicely framed and perfectly exposed. Well done!!
Ron

Hello Denis,
Excellent POV of this attractive Elk. Very good DOF and colour. Well details too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,
Srikumar

Hi DM he look so puzzled by your objective that I'm sure he did not mind to pose for you.

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