Rocky Mountain Elk Cow and Calf, Yellowstone National Park

Feeding Time

Feeding Time

This photo looks a bit different than the other elk photos I’ve been posting doesn’t it?  The elk don’t look much different even though these are Rocky Mountain Elk, not Tule elk.  It’s the habitat.  This photo was taken in Yellowstone National Park about a mile north of Mammoth.


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I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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4 Responses to Rocky Mountain Elk Cow and Calf, Yellowstone National Park

  1. Sam says:

    I didn’t actually know there was a difference between Rocky Mountain elk and the usual Yellowstone elk. Have been to both parks but just got my post up last night on Rocky Mountain national park and the elk and moose we viewed there:

    • Jim Coda says:

      There isn’t any difference Sam. I was referring to the Tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore versus the Rocky Mountain elk at Yellowstone.

  2. Pat Ulrich says:

    Lovely shot of the young one nursing, Jim! We’re beginning to plan our Yellowstone trip for September. It looks like we’ll be spending 3 days in Grand Teton and then 6 in Yellowstone. We’ll have to chat again sometime about your favorite places for wildlife in the park! (We’ve already got a room booked in Gardiner for our stay there — thanks again for the advice!)

    • Jim Coda says:

      Thanks Pat. The first thing that comes to mind regarding Grand Teton is moose. You’ll have a good chance of seeing them there. It’s much harder to find them in Yellowstone. Grand Teton also has some great landscapes.

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