21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Angry cow elk

A cow elk had a newborn calf on an island in a small lake. Another cow, and this young bull elk came to the shore to the lake to eat some grass and just relax. But the cow elk on the island didn't like them being that close to her and her calf, so she waded over to the shore and then chased off the bull elk.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Evergreen, Colorado, United States of America
Copyright: © Eivor Kuchta