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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elk in the Rocky Mountains

This was in Rocky Mountain National Park. This elk was one of around 20 elk in a herd next to the road. There were many tourists stopping and trying to approach the herd, but the park rangers did a good job of keeping the animals undisturbed.

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Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Estes Park, Colorado, United States of America
Copyright: © Charlotte Creech