Elk Vocalizations video & some pictures
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From this morning at RMNP they sure were talking a lot.
They never posed for much of a shot, but Mule deer twin fawns and they were little bitty.
Last and probably least a chipmunk
Good stuff John, thanks for sharing!
Nicely done John, but I could not help myself, not to pick a spot on a broad side elk.
Seems to be a nice calf crop.
Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.
Nice pics, great to see the next crop of little ones.
Thanks for the neat pics John.
Thanks John. An “elk fix” is always a welcome sight for this elk junkie!
You always have great pix John!
Thanks for sharing them with us,
You're picture quality has really stepped up in the last year, John. Thanks for sharing! Really great stuff!
John, the video clip is great! Really enjoyed it, thank you!
I love the picture of that bull. His summer coat is impressive and the definition in his face is really cool.
For those of you in elk country, does the mane come in with the winter coat or is this something that shows up with maturity?
Bowfreak, the mane starts noticeably growing around the time the bulls start shedding their velvet, give it take. During the summer they look closer to a sleek thoroughbred racehorse, both bulls and cows. By the time the rut starts, they start resembling the hormone-charged beasts we love to chase. The mane will continue to grow like the rest of their winter coat, again both bulls and cows, young and old.
Great pics!! Thanks for sharing.
Amazing pics John, I got goosebumps listening to the majesty! That is why we live in Colorado. PEACE
Thanks for posting JohnMC. Do we think those cows are exercising the calves or just tired of nursing?