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Photographer's Note

The National Elk Refuge is in Jackson, Wyoming is the open winter range for thousands of elk that migrate from parts of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in search of food. Elk are the second largest antlered animals in the world (moose are the largest) and bull elk are up to 5 feet tall at the shoulder and can weigh 800 pounds. These large members of the deer family can be prey for bears, mountain lions, wolves and coyotes.
We photographed the herd from a horse-drawn sleigh in extremely cold conditions. Two pairs of gloves and chemically activated hand-warmers were necessary making it hard taking photos!
The two elk in the picture were fighting and those antlers are their built-in weapons. In the WS I show a wider view of part of the refuge in the very wintry conditions.

I have just updated a new WS - a cropped version as suggested by Miro.

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1542 W: 0 N: 3733] (18511)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-22
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/6.7, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-13 5:28
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