— Elk at Yellowstone National Park are frequently seen at Gibbon Meadows, Elk Park and Lamar Valley during the summer months. From a safe distance (with zoom lenses), we observed a small herd in the summer of 2009. During summer months, Yellowstone is home to an estimated 10,000 – 20,000 elk. Those numbers decrease dramatically in the winter to under 5,000, according to the National Park Service.
Camera: NIKON D40X
Taken: 27 July, 2009
Focal length: 240mm
Location: 45° 1′ 21.73″ N 110° 42′ 9.69″ W
Shutter speed: 1/800s