Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Birth of an Elk!

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 "

Joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for

"There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven -
A time to give birth..."
Ecclesiastes 3:1&2


Linda said...

Incredible! Like you said ...there are no words to say...just amazing!

Tea said...


Hood Photo Blog said...

It truly is a miracle. I always was so impressed how the baby just gets right up on its brand new legs and starts to walk! Have a good rest of the week :)

Hood Photo Blog

LDH said...

Amazing! I would never had seem this if you hadn't posted these incredible photos!

HollyC said...

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us and Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

The Watts Family said...

Wow that is amazing we just had company over for dinner and they live up north and they told us all about the elk birthing season and how when they came home once they found all the afterbirth right on there front porch lol!! they said it took a few minutes to figure out just what happened on the porch and then they got out there shovels tehehehe Amazing pictures ~Love Heather

Simply Heart And Home said...


Thank you for your sweet encouraging words. I am faithfully soaking with Epsom Salts. :)

I'm glad the package arrived safely and that you like the shirt and flower.

Amazing picture but I'm thinking ouch!



cheri said...

Simply amazing.

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

How truly beautiful! What an amazing thing it is to see such tiny creatures hop right up on those long, long legs!

Thanks for sharing these.



Christa said...

Truly amazing!


Anonymous said...

What an amazing God we serve! He has gifted us with this such experiences.

The beginning of a new life...there is really no word to describe it!

Thank you dear friend for sharing.

Camille said...

Incredible! I *love* the photo of Mother and Child nose to beautiful!!


Katy Noelle said...

Okay, this just brought tears to my eyes!