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Those beautiful horns...

Posted by
ursulakatariina (Ed, Sweden) on 21 January 2014 in Animal & Insect.

...will be gone in few weeks time.
The rancher at the moose ranch told these elks will drop the horns in mid February.


Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 1/60 second F/4.5 ISO 400 10 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That guy looks quite happy with failure to appear. It's great.

21 Jan 2014 5:21am

@Jypyä Pop: He is a happy elk. :)

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Handsome horns, either you have purchased your home decoration horns?!:-))Haleja.

Happy ST for both of you!

21 Jan 2014 7:46am

@Oiva: I have not purchased any horns and I wont do that. I have more than enough extra stuff everywhere.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

SUPERB CLOSE UP, have a fine trip*

21 Jan 2014 8:16am

@Dimitrios: Thank you!
The moose ranch is only 30 minutes walk away from my home. :)

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

They look like they should play a ball game with those horns.
Lovely shot, have you seen one in the wild before?

21 Jan 2014 1:36pm

@The Mouse: It would be interesting to see what they would do with a ball...
Thanks. When I was a kid we lived in an area where the elks sometimes came very close to the play grounds but recently I've only seen the wild ones through car windows by the roads (luckily not on the road!).

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Silly Tuesday! ;-)

21 Jan 2014 5:21pm

@B. Thomas: Happy ST!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous portrait - he looks like he is smiling at you!!!

21 Jan 2014 6:46pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you!
I think he was smiling - I had just given him a potato before I took this photo! :)

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant magnificent closeup!!!

22 Jan 2014 12:25pm

@Devi: Thank you very much!

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a fantastic image this is, Ursula!

25 Jan 2014 1:13am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you!

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
1/60 second
ISO 400
10 mm