13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A big bull elk basking in the sun.

In Rocky Mountain National Park this bull elk is protected and he knows it. We were able to get close enough to get some great photos of this otherwise elusive animal.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Patrick Lareau