Elk Calf

a photo of an elk calf
This elk calf was left in hiding by its mother while she went in search of food and water. As nice as the photo is, if you find yourself this close to an elk calf, you need to leave the area immediately or risk a dangerous encounter with a cow elk.

Photo courtesy of and copyright by Carol Linnig

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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