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Yummy Plants

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 3 November 2019 in Animal & Insect.

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
This bull elk was munching on some kind of white puff ball plants on a steep hillside. I tired to find out what the plant was since we saw it in several locations around Jasper NP, but no luck identifying it.

NIKON D5500 1/400 second F/6.3 ISO 1600 330 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It looks like it has enough food. And more tastes. Outdoor life gives you a good appetite.

3 Nov 2019 5:19am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent capture Barbara. Great capture of this elk

3 Nov 2019 6:27am

yoshimiparis from France

Absolutely magniofique!
ps tell me; how far were you from this deer?

3 Nov 2019 7:00am

@yoshimiparis: I was using a 300mm lens and the image is cropped a little bit also.

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent. Great capture of bull elk in a beautiful surroundings. :)

3 Nov 2019 8:21am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Excellent shot !

3 Nov 2019 8:27am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un invité surprise

3 Nov 2019 8:36am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks so steep ! Great capture.

3 Nov 2019 9:10am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Enjoying a nice snack. Excellent capture.

3 Nov 2019 9:46am

Devi from Chennai, India

The flowers look lovely and the elk does look contented!
These may be Enophorum o r Cotton Grass as the Net says !!

3 Nov 2019 10:14am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Sympathic shot1

3 Nov 2019 12:05pm

Rose from United States

It looks like cottong balls stuck on plants...or cotton candy! You sure got a good capture of him.

3 Nov 2019 1:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. SPectacular image!

3 Nov 2019 1:45pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Bel animal !!

3 Nov 2019 2:18pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Magnificent capture compliments.

3 Nov 2019 3:33pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

One strolled past me coming up a hill in Canmore. They can be quite intimidating :)

3 Nov 2019 4:39pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belles cornes

3 Nov 2019 4:49pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Beautiful scene.

3 Nov 2019 4:49pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo !

3 Nov 2019 5:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The big guy is enjoying his snack.

3 Nov 2019 8:18pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo !

3 Nov 2019 8:36pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Excellent !!!!!

3 Nov 2019 8:52pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France


3 Nov 2019 8:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous portrait of this beautiful elk. The plants almost look like cotton. I looked around and found Scheuchzer's cottongrass. Not sure if that is it.

3 Nov 2019 11:11pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Perhaps its a seasonal plant but at any rate you are so lucky to capture this big guy, wow! he is really something. Out west this is called a 5 point, other places they count both sides.

4 Nov 2019 2:23am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Elaine Hancock
Thanks, Elaine. I looked up Scheuchzer's cottongrass and it does look like this plant the elk was eating.

4 Nov 2019 2:27am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

So special to see

4 Nov 2019 11:24am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel beau cerf et image avec ce cornes superbe composition
Belle journée

4 Nov 2019 1:48pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, wow, what a scene!

4 Nov 2019 3:56pm

1/400 second
ISO 1600
330 mm (35mm equiv.)