Curious

The two young elk were more curious than concerned when they noticed me on the first Sunday in August. They were having a quiet moment by a tree in the corner of the field near the road.

There are at least 5 elk in the park. I have seen 2 males and 3 females. There might be more. They don’t stay together like the bison do. The older male has an impressive set of antlers. He hasn’t been near enough for a photograph yet.

Two young elk at Jester Park, Iowa, August 6, 2017.

Two young elk at Jester Park, Iowa, August 6, 2017.

Two young elk at Jester Park, Iowa, August 6, 2017.

Two young elk at Jester Park, Iowa, August 6, 2017.

A young elk at Jester Park, Iowa, August 6, 2017.

Take care and thanks for reading.

Sarah

 

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10 Responses to Curious

  1. zirah1 says:

    Wow, how interesting the antlers are, especially the part close to the head, on that one young elk. Nice pics, feels like a serene setting to be part of.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Zirah 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! It is very peaceful outside in the early morning. 🙂 The elk were quietly eating and wandering around and, luckily, they wandered near the fence where I could see them. 🙂 They have been far away most of the times I have been there this summer.

      The antlers are very interesting. The older male has many more branches to his antlers. They grow new antlers every year. I am hoping to see the older male close enough for a photo before he loses his antlers. I need to work on my “elk whisperer” skills. So far, he hasn’t responded to my suggestions that he pose for a photo. 🙂

  2. Such beautiful photos of the elks… very interesting write, Sarah. 🙂

  3. Shady_Grady says:

    Those are impressive pics. You’ve gotten so much better as a photographer. I feel as if I was there.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Shady 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! I am happy you liked the photos and felt like you were there. 🙂 It was a beautiful morning and the elk were being friendly or at least they tolerated me enough to stay close by.

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