Wapiti, near Jasper, Alberta
Digital print from Kodachrome original by Richard McGuire
The wapiti, a kind of elk, is commonly seen in the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Jasper and Banff. It's the largest of the deer family except for the moose. Males have antlers, typically with six points. In spring, the antlers are covered in velvet, but this is later shed. The antlers themselves are shed each year. Females can be aggressive in calving season, from May to June, and males during the mating season, from August to October.
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