13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elk herd at the base of Longs Peak Colorado

In this large herd of elk there was a total of four males. During the time I watched them the Alpha Male chased out the other males and began to challenge them. After awhile of staring down the other males and bugling he eventually let them back into the herd.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Estes Park, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Nathan Wood