Wednesday, October 15, 2014

wapiti




wapiti:
Species (Cervus canadensis) of North American deer, often considered the same species as the red deer. Once common, the wapiti is now confined to the Rocky Mountains and southern Canada.

We stopped at the edge of the meadow to photograph these amazing animals....Colorado Rocky Mountain elk....in all their glory. They didn't seem to mind at all. In fact, I believe the bull showed off just a little for us.

Linking up with Chrisy down under at living a good north coast life and sharing a little of the natural world around us.

14 comments:

  1. they are exquisite, aren't they? i love going to estes park and finding them all over town-- a good reminder that we share this beautiful planet!

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    1. Estes Park was where I saw my first elk! It is a wonderful thing to know we share this planet with magnificent animals like this.

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  2. Good gosh woman, what a find! You know of course coming from the sub-tropics of Australia, this does seem so very different and exotic :) Herding animals are so interesting. I love to watch them interact, and seeing them all on masse is so very impressive. Of course our only herding animal here are kangaroos. They form family groups that usually includes a buck too. :)
    Thanks for linking up and sharing some of your amazing adventures with us. xx

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    1. Yes, these are our exotic Rocky Mountain elk! : ) I could sit and watch them all day long.
      I had no idea kangaroos were herd-type animals too. How amazing it must be to see a herd of kangaroos hop by!
      I am having the best time learning about your country through your blog and link up! xoxo

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    2. If you saw a herd of kangaroos you'd call it a mob :)
      Did you know you can often hear a mob before you see them? they make a bounding type of sound. So cool.

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    3. Wow! I cannot imagine! A bounding mob of kangaroos! xx

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  3. that's quite the herd.
    such a peace about them, eh?

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    1. There is most definitely a special kind of peace about them. Lucky animals, these wapiti.

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  4. what a blessing to be able to share the land with such beauty!
    thank you for sharing your stunning images ♥

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    1. Thanks, Deb! Seeing things like these elk reminds me how wild and beautiful this country really is!

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  5. How absolutely wonderful that you were gifted with the chance to see those beautiful creatures!!! I do believe that bull WAS showing off!!! LOL!!!! Fantastic!! Have a beautiful weekend!! xo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. He was a showoff, alright. Surrounded by all those females in the herd, he knew it was his chance!! : ) Hope you have a great weekend too!! xx

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  6. Thanks for sharing your photos and this moment with nature, they are a majestic looking animal. Sadly my communing with nature this weekend is confined to chasing a large fury spider around the bookshelf, its got the whole great outdoors to roam in but taken a shine to being tucked up inside with me.

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    1. I do believe I would be more afraid of the spider than the elk!

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