Roosevelt Elk

In the early 1900’s the Roosevelt Elk population plummeted to only about a dozen animals. Theodore Roosevelt, an avid hunter and an active contributor to wildlife conservation, created Olympic National Park in Washington (then called Mount Olympus National Monument) for future generations to enjoy and to provide protection for the Roosevelt Elk.

  • Mike Baird 4y

    Proves you can't get too close - nicely captured Joyce. Good focus on the face/eyes.
  • Dawn Beattie PRO 4y

    beautiful composition and sharpness.
  • Frank217 4y

    Awesome animal. Wonderful detail.
  • Kurt Geiger 4y

    fantastic shot
  • Jerry Kirkhart PRO 4y

    You have been so many places, Joyce. Wonderful post of a great capture. Thanks for posting.
  • Don Delaney PRO 4y

    Beautiful capture Joyce!
  • Charlie PRO 4y

    As if you were on the grass beside her. Wonderful photograph Joyce.
  • Teddy Llovet PRO 4y

    Absolutely wonderful, Joyce.......love the history you provide.
  • dianejp PRO 4y

    Wonderful shot of the elk. You have captured such dignity in her gaze. I'm so glad that Teddy R. helped protect these beautiful animals.
  • Kevin Cole PRO 4y

    Great closeup Joyce, this guy is really conveys the feeling of peacefulness and you captured it beautifully.
  • tinyfishy (Gone to Punta Cana) PRO 4y

    Wow, wonderful shot Joyce....first I like th focus and detail, than I like the species, finally I have to mention I really like that you've capture the habitat with the animal....One of your many great shots.
  • Linda Tanner PRO 4y

    Ever the historian, Joyce.
    Beautiful animal, beautiful shot.
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Taken on June 30, 2011
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