Elk portrait


Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni)
Location:  Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA

Here is a female Rocky Mountain Elk.  Although elk are members of the deer family (Cervidae), the female is called a cow, not a doe.  This elk was photographed in early June, thus she is still sporting her shaggy winter coat.

1 comment:

Becky and Gary said...

What a fabulous picture! I love it.
B.