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American Elk An American Elk (Cervus canadensis ssp. canadensis) female is along the highway grazing in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Alberta,American Elk,Canada,Cervus canadensis,Cervus canadensis ssp. canadensis,Elk,Geotagged,Jasper National Park,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

American Elk

An American Elk (Cervus canadensis ssp. canadensis) female is along the highway grazing in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

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The elk or wapiti is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. This animal should not be confused with the still larger moose to which the name "elk" applies in British English and in reference to populations in Eurasia.

Elk range in forest and forest-edge habitat, feeding on grasses, plants, leaves, and bark. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Males also engage in.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Jun 19, 2018 03:38 in AB-93, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada.
  • COOLPIX A900
  • f/6.3
  • 1/125s
  • ISO125
  • 62.4mm