Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wild Creatures Of The Forest

During walk in the forest just south of the Grand Canyon after a downpour, I came upon four young bull elk grazing peacefully in a small clearing under a dark grey sky.


They looked at me and I stopped and sat down on a big rock to watch them. 


Unconcerned, they went back to the business of mowing the grass.
After taking a few quick pictures, I continued my walk filled with a sense of wonderment. 

9 comments:

Lowell said...

That's pretty amazing! I can't imagine getting so close to an elk...the ones in Colorado are easily spooked. Maybe these aren't hunted?

Beautiful animal. You were given a gift for sure!

Sharon said...

These are beautiful shots Judy. What a great sighting.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Compared to the common deer, elk are a rare and magnificent sight.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh excellent takes and what a

experience

for a walk.

Thérèse said...

Kindly aware of your presence.
Such encounters remain vivid for a long long time.
A memorable walk.

Kate said...

What an experience, and I am so happy that you captured them with your camera. So enjoy seeing them.

Randy said...

Wow what a great sight.

JM said...

What a magnificent animal! Lucky you for the spotting, Judy. The top capture is fantastic!

Hilda said...

Such magnificent creatures! The ox too.