18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Just Passing By

While on a trip to Yellowstone National Park, my family and I pulled off into a small parking lot near a river. While we were sitting by the river, we noticed this huge Elk in the distance. He seemed to be on a mission and he decided to slowly cross the river, not even caring about the fly fishermen who were already standing in the river. It was amazing to witness such a beautiful animal. Luckily I had a large enough zoom lens to capture some images of him!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Cody, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Leigha Giranda