15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bull Elk of the Cataloochee Valley

Elk were released into the Cataloochee Valley in 2001 as an experiment to reintroduce them into the park. Now the herds can be observed in the fields by tourists and wildlife lovers. I observed this herd for about 45 minutes to an hour trying to capture the character of these animals.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Copyright: © Aubrey Meo