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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Morning Grazing

While taking a landscape of Lake Yellowstone, I heard bugling early before dawn. With my camera gear in hand, I went searching through the fog and trees. After only 200yds I found him lying down and not alarmed by me. We were together for 2hrs. After about 1:45min he stood up to begin grazing. At this point, I had been able to get within 15yds as we had grown a little familiar.

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Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: , United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Michael Hallburn