Friday, August 11, 2017

These Are The Elk I Was Looking For

I could tell you that finding these Elk was a surprise, but I would be lying. Even though I do love to lie, I won't do it this time. I went to this place, called Hillview Recreation Area, just to see the Elk.

I was taking a little bit of a chance because they're not always out where you can see them. But I got lucky this time. That's not always the case. This time I was able to see this big male and a couple of females too.

Above is the first Elk I got to see. She was right up near the fence. There was another one near her, but I couldn't get a clear picture of her. I tried several times, but I had no luck.

You can see what this is in the picture above, right? I couldn't see it that clearly when I took the pictures. I thought it might be a male with antlers, but I also thought maybe I was seeing something else. I've been tricked before.

There was one time when I began furiously taking pictures of what I thought were antlers, but it turned out to be a strange looking feeding rack. This time I suspected the same, but I hoped I was wrong. I'm glad it was a real animal.

Here's that second female. I almost forgot about her. I guess I got a better picture of her than I thought.

You might have noticed that they're all behind a wire fence. That's the way it goes sometimes. I would normally try to fool you into thinking there is no fence, but the fence is unavoidable this time. I wouldn't out and out lie about it, but I just wouldn't mention it. It makes things more fun that way.

And if you look very closely, you can see that each one has a tag on its ear. So while these Elk may or may not be wild, they are confined to the area within the fence. They seem happy enough though.

So that's my Elk post. I'll talk to you later.


  1. I've only ever seen elk in the wild in Alberta. In Banff National Park, we pulled back the drapes one morning to find elk outside the window. Beautiful creatures! Great photos!

  2. That's cool that the elk were out for you!

  3. Wonderful shots my friend!
    i found this horny king creature very interesting as we don't see them here in Pakistani southern areas.

    you got them very well and glad that they got wide area to not feel confined

  4. The males look beautiful because of the antlers.

  5. Beautiful! Those antlers are magnificent!