This time of year brings elk out of the woods. The females are calving [and can be really obnoxious–a safe viewing distance is a must!]. Last year’s calves, feeling the pains of growing up, are still begging their moms. This year’s calves are appearing, wobbly-legged and spotted and as cute as possible!
A family photo! A young male, called a ‘spike’ to the left; two young calves, the right one just a handful of hours old; and perhaps an old cow on the far right.
A cow probably carrying and almost ready to give birth. A 35 pound baby isn’t something I would look forward to having without modern medicine!