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Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 20 June 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A (female) cow elk enjoying the early summer grasses and weather in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 400 270 mm (35mm equiv.)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderfully detailed

20 Jun 2012 5:34am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


20 Jun 2012 6:28am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Very good shot of this moose enjoying the vegetation. Good color. regards

20 Jun 2012 6:43am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent capture. The animal looks splendid.

20 Jun 2012 6:54am

rick from brisbane, Australia

It is great to see wild animals roaming around. Nicely taken.

20 Jun 2012 7:12am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Wonderful capture!

20 Jun 2012 7:13am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

d'allure fière ! jolie capture.

20 Jun 2012 7:37am

Lewy from Wallis, Switzerland

Grandios in diesem Licht, da stimmt alles.

20 Jun 2012 7:52am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

a beautiful capture, the light is perfect !

20 Jun 2012 8:00am

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran

beautiful photo,bravo

20 Jun 2012 9:09am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yummy Snack
Do you mean the grass or the elk? :)

20 Jun 2012 9:19am

@grouser: Oh, you are so bad! The grass, of course! LOL

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...Wonderful photo !!

20 Jun 2012 9:51am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful capture, jealous that you get all the neat shots:)

20 Jun 2012 10:49am

tataray from france, France

Wow... grande capture.

20 Jun 2012 12:17pm

Ruthiebear from United States

Wonderful close up! The pose is nice and the background pretty too.

20 Jun 2012 12:18pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Spectacular image! Well done...
Have a nice & lovely day. Good luck !!!

20 Jun 2012 12:49pm

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A marvelous capture of this very beautiful Elk. Beautiful to see !!!

20 Jun 2012 12:50pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid capture of the animal magnificent. Good day.

20 Jun 2012 4:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture. Wonderful ... :)

20 Jun 2012 5:30pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful view of this wonderful animal! Nicely captured Barbara! ;-)

20 Jun 2012 7:00pm

franz from Baden, Austria

she looks so confident as she strides across the meadow ...

20 Jun 2012 7:01pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is too cute :-) Love this beautiful shot, Barbara !

20 Jun 2012 7:45pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great standout against the verdant background! Great detail as well.

20 Jun 2012 7:54pm

Bruno FROMENTIERE from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Beautiful capture !

20 Jun 2012 8:04pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

We were amazed at the numbers of elk we saw there in RMNP ... this is a wonderful shot.

20 Jun 2012 8:08pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!

20 Jun 2012 8:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

tough life:))

20 Jun 2012 10:19pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Un air presque arrogant !
Nice shot !

20 Jun 2012 10:41pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

beautiful capture!

21 Jun 2012 12:54pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Sweet shot, Barbara.

21 Jun 2012 7:44pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Nice light on the elk, Barbara. Was it an early spring in Colorado this year?

21 Jun 2012 11:57pm

@Julie L. Brown: It had been a very dry year in most of Colorado with much less snow that usual. From New Mexico to British Columbia, the region’s pine forests are in trouble from a huge infestation of mountain pine beetles that are killing off so many trees. Montana has lost a million acres of trees to the beetles, and in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming the situation is worse. I'm not sure if it's bad around Crested Butte, but it's awful in RMNP. That and the warm, windy and dry weather is what caused the fire near RMNP to be so bad. More on all of that on my blog later, or Google - Colorado pine beetles.

Chantal from Romans sur isère, France

Bel animal, bravo !

22 Jun 2012 4:02pm

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

Sweet and pretty girl.

25 Jun 2012 8:30pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great shot...nature weather is ramped in so many places now...

3 Jul 2012 6:11pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
270 mm (35mm equiv.)