Elk, (Cervus canadensis), As An Animal Of The Americas, Found In The Wildlife Safari

Male With Antlers
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A male elk with antlers, browsed for food between two llama.


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Antlers
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Closer photograph of the male elk with his handsome antlers as he ate from a feed trough. "In parts of Asia, antlers and their velvet are used in traditional medicines." [from wikipedia]


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Male Walked
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A male elk walked between a llama and the camera. "Male elk 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." [from wikipedia]


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Sunlight On Antlers
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An even closer photograph of the male's head with sunlight highlighting his antlers. "Only the males have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each winter." [from wikipedia]


Elk external link (Cervus canadensis) As An Animal Of The Americas   •  Found In The Wildlife Safari internal link   •  In Winston, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:49:51 Thursday 24 September 2015)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 17 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T15_1749
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Female In Water
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A female elk stood beside the road, knee-deep in the water of a small lake. "Elk live 20 years or more in captivity but average 10 to 13 years in the wild." [from wikipedia]


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Female On Hillside
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Another female elk stood on the hillside and watched cars pass from the safety of shade. "Elk have a tendency to do most of their feeding in the mornings and evenings, seeking sheltered areas in between feedings to digest." [from wikipedia]


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