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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elk

As my wife and I were leaving Yellowstone we noticed a huge backup of traffic. It turned out that there was an elk eating his dinner off to the side of the road, about 200-300 yards away. So I pulled off safely to the side of the road, grabbed my camera and swapped out the lens for my telephoto. Then I got some photos of the elk.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: West Yellowstone, Montana, United States of America
Camera: PENTAX K-30
Copyright: © Kristopher Culin