20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rocky Mountain elk in rut

In the fall, the mating season of Rocky Mountain elks starts and the bulls make an incredible noise to attract the cows. For a month, they bearly feed or sleep, simply exhibiting how powerful and territorial they are.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Hector Cordero