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Elk on the ridge

Modern subspecies are descended from elk that once inhabited Beringia, a steppe region between Asia and North America that connected the two continents during the Pleistocene. Beringia provided a migratory route for numerous mammal species, including brown bear, caribou, and moose, as well as humans. As the Pleistocene came to an end, ocean levels began to rise; elk migrated southwards into Asia and North America. In North America they adapted to almost all ecosystems except for tundra, true deserts, and the gulf coast of the U.S.

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  • Uploaded on August 8, 2010
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    by Pat Cassidy
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
    • Taken on 2010/06/18 11:02:29
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 34.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash