• Elk Bullll and Cow Yellowstone Amorous Bulll

    Image ID
    FOT448697
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    17.0 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    9076 x 6550 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    768 x 555 mm
    30.3 x 21.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Elk Family Cervidae, Cervus elaphus nelsoni deer family light tan hair dark mane males' antlers shed each winter bulls cow's calves' forests meadows Early European explorers in North America, who were familiar with the smaller red deer of Europe, believed that the much larger North American animal looked more like a moose, so they used the common European name for the moose, which is elk. While actively growing, the antlers are covered with and protected by a soft layer of highly vascularised skin known as velvet. The velvet is shed in the summer when the antlers have fully developed. Bull elk may have eight or more times on each antler; however, the number of tines has little to do with the age or maturity of a particular animal.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-07-17
    Uploaded on
    2008-07-17
    Collection
    A2. American GATEWAY TO THE WEST -Colorado - Wyoming - Oregon Trail - Dakota A
    Category
    Animals
    Sub Category
    Mammals
    Dominant colour
    #809080