17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Caught Out

I had seen cow elk and decided to search the woods for a potential bull. As I was sneaking all through the dense woods, searching unsuccessfully, for a bull. I got caught by this cow. I was stepping over a log when I spotted her eying me and froze. I didn't want to startle her or any other potential elk and just froze on 1 foot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: , United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Michael Hallburn