Amazing Pictures Shows Colorado Elk Climbing Up a Glacier in RMNP
This picture we saw on a local Facebook group literally made us say 'wow' out loud. Take a look at this amazing picture of a Colorado elk climbing up a glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park.
An elk in Colorado decided to make one epic trek to get a drink of water from a nearby lake. The elk was spotted alone on July 4th on Trail Ridge Road at the Lava Cliffs in Rocky Mountain National Park by Amol Pandit, who took this photo. The lake that the Colorado elk was drinking from is Iceberg Lake, which is at the bottom of the Lava Cliff.
This Colorado elk starting off eating some greenery on the south side of a snowfield, then she walked toward the water at the bottom of the glacier. Amol told us that although he refers to it as a glacier, technically it's a snowfield that is similar to a very young glacier.
Once the lone elk made her descent to the lake at the bottom of this glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park, she took a few drinks and didn't stay long. The Colorado elk didn't ascend in the same spot she descended and instead took a much steeper route.
The elk ascended the glacier/snowfield from the east side in 7 or 8 minutes, which is amazing. Below are some more pictures of the Colorado elk taking a drink from Iceberg Lake then ascending the iceberg as well as a few cool shots of Colorado elk, courtesy of Amol Pandit.