Monday, January 5, 2009

Elk

FEMALE ELK

"All good things are wild, and free."

-Henry David Thoreau

28 comments:

Country Girl said...

Thanks for posting something I'd never see.

Mildred said...

Very striking.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The only place I saw an elk (actually LOTS of elks) was when I was in Estes Park, CO in 2000. They were all over the place there--even in people's yards and in the town. Yow!!!

Thanks for sharing a picture.
Hugs,
Betsy

nonna said...

were you actually that close? or do you have a good telephoto lens? i saw a lot of elk when i was visiting my lil bro in colorado. guess i'm gonna have to find some of those pics and post them now.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

yes indeed "all things are wild and free"! How did you get so close? I only dream of being that talented.

Ms. Hays said...

WoW - Hello there, Mr Elk!!! Fantastic shot!

Leedra said...

Looks like you could reach out and touch him.

I got a spammer this afternoon too. Hopefully it won't persist for you or me.

Maithri said...

Wow, how beautiful!

This speaks to me today,

Peace and light, Maithri

Darla said...

Great photo!

Cedar ... said...

Nice shot. I didn't know elk were native to Michigan. We do not have them here in NY.

bennie and patsy said...

What a good picture. He must have come for a treat, the birds can't have it all. LOL

Ashley said...

amazing! was this taking up by you?

wendy said...

WOW! That is amazing!

Tami said...

Oh those ears! I've never seen a female elk....is she considered a doe? (or is that only deer)

ilex said...

Oh, I just love me some elk.

Knatolee said...

Beautiful, as always!

Mona at Cabin and Camp said...

Hi Shelly, love that elk photo. I still haven't seen one.

I was looking at the feature on your home page where it shows where people are from and it's showing me now as "Pawley's Island, SC". I'm not far from there, but I think it's interesting that your page is "tracking" me!

Mona

Tina said...

Shelley, How close did you get to this elk?? I envy you this image through your lens! Very impressive photo, I've seen elk from far away but never this close! Brave girl!!

Deborah Godin said...

You've got elk up there??? Introduced, though, right? And do they roam free? Cool, anyway. I love elk, especially when the fall rut is on and the males bugle.

Shellmo said...

Hi Everyone - thank you for your visit! I should have elaborated more on the elk in Michigan. The elk in the Pigeon River Forest in Michigan is the largest free ranging herd east of the Miss. They are Rocky Mountain transplants. This particular elk I photographed is part of a herd in a city owned fenced in property consisting 108 acres in Gaylord.
Shelley

Willard said...

A good winter shot of the cow elk.

We have a herd of between 700-800 free ranging elk in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Charli and me said...

Wow! You post the most amazing pictures. I love the quote. Have you ever thought of putting a book together with all of your pictures, quotes, and stories. I think you would have no problem getting it published.

Natural Moments said...

Beautiful..."Wild and Free" the ability to take new paths towards new discoveries and higher truths of wisdom.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Nice photo! I saw some elk or deer or something along a field the other day and snapped some but they were in a field of deep snow. There must've been a hundred of them!

Don said...

cool photo

how close did you get? Just lasso it and go for a quick ride through the woods!

wendy said...

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Sketch said...

you have a wonderful blog and your pictures are beautiful.

Shellmo said...

Everyone - thank you so much for your visits and comments! I see a few new visitors - so thank you and please stop by again!