We are fortunate to live about an hour away from
Rocky Mountain National Park which has great scenery
and lots of wildlife - you are pretty much guaranteed to see some Elk.
And with a Telephoto Lens, they look pretty darn close!
While not as common, you may also see Mountain Lions,
and other animals.
My wife Wendy and sons Dirk & Kyle
Elk must have just eaten some tasty grass! ;-)
The Elk is still chewing?
Same Elk with Rocky Mountains in the background
Elk in grass on West side of Rocky Mountain National Park - note bird
Father/Daughter Photographer Team taking pictures of a Bull Elk
Same Bull Elk by the Rocky Mountain National Park Road
Not sure if the Elk looks both ways before crossing the road ... ;-)
Needless to say, the Elk had the attention of the driver!
Elk looks back as he crosses the road
Young Elk Silhouetted by the Setting Sun
Closeup with blue sky reflected in the eyes
Many people feel there is actually too many Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park
with a primary reason being the extermination of the wolf. There is talk about
re-introducing wolves to control the Elk population.