18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elk rut in the fog

Rut season has this bull elk, along with his harem, grazing and relaxing on a ridge during a dreary overcast evening. Intermittent fog provides a great backdrop and enhances the bull’s dominance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Stephanie Emigh