Field Notes: ELK
Elk are a large type of deer found most commonly in western North America, but can also be found scattered in various other locations, sometimes through reintroduction. They are larger than many other deer and have a sizable light colored patch on their rump. Males can have antlers up to 5 feet long.
The Elk in the photos on this page were all seen in the Rocky Mountains. Two of the photos show a couple of Elk from a larger group that was grazing at the side of a bend in the road. There was no place to park but everyone was stopping their cars to watch so I grabbed a couple shots out the window.