Photo of the Day: Rocky Mountain Elk

Rocky Mountain National Park Elk

Rocky Mountain National Park Elk

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15 Comments on “Photo of the Day: Rocky Mountain Elk”

  1. Tribble Wife December 13, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Beautiful photo!

    I’m nominating you for the Diverse Blogger Award. You can see more about it here.


    • Brian December 13, 2011 at 9:54 am #

      Awesome! We’re delighted. Thank you.


  2. Angelia Sims December 13, 2011 at 9:09 am #



    • Brian December 13, 2011 at 9:58 am #

      Thank you. When we saw this guy he was making such a ruckus trying to get some female attention. It was pretty funny to watch. Quite a difference between the sulking animal we saw in real-time and the majestic animal depicted in the still.


  3. Rosie December 13, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    What a magnificent animal – great photo!
    I am following your adventures with great interest… DH and I are thinking that would be a great way to spend 5 months of the year in the US when the weather here in the UK is so bad he can’t walk without support (uses a wheelchair mainly), getting to know the States for real! =)
    Thanks for the inspiration!


    • Brian December 13, 2011 at 10:01 am #

      We’ve found RVing to be an ideal way to explore the U.S. There is so much territory to cover, some of it quite remote. I don’t think you can do it justice without some camping.


  4. customtripplanning December 13, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    Wonderful photo and great comment about his behavior! Randy male….LOL


  5. Kristina December 14, 2011 at 4:42 am #

    Oh this is amazing! Must be an amazing feeling meeting an animal as magnificent as Elk! 🙂


    • Pierotucci December 14, 2011 at 5:33 am #

      I agree with Kristina – it must be simply breath taking to be in person with a piece of nature like this!


      • Brian December 14, 2011 at 10:13 am #

        It really, really is.


    • Brian December 14, 2011 at 10:12 am #

      Our National Parks are really national treasures. They’re nice to visit, but we found staying in the parks to be so much more rewarding. There is nothing quite like having a herd of bison wander through your campground, like in this older post: Or watching a randy elk get ignored by an entire herd of females. Viewing nature up close is pretty spectacular.


  6. writeangleswithsheila December 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Simply love this photograph. It’s a stunner.


  7. flyingkakapo December 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Love the photo, pity the elk didn’t move his head into the sun.


  8. earthriderjudyberman December 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    He’s stunning, especially with that backdrop. The females were just playing hard to get, I’m sure.


  9. Peter Pazucha December 18, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    Gorgeous Image!


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