I received these photos in an email recently. Along with the photos was this note from the photographer/ranger. I have no words to add, only that the birth of a new life is truly a miracle!
"Superb photos of a cow elk giving birth to her calf right next to the Administration building at Yellowstone National Park headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs! You can see how wildlife and people can live together harmoniously. It is one of the few places in the Yellowstone area where a cow elk can safely have her calf without it being eaten immediately by a grizzly or a wolf! Enjoy these great photos! - Tim Reid Chief Ranger Yellowstone National Park "