20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rocky Mountain Elk in Rut

The mating season of Rocky Mountain elks starts in the fall with the bulls making incredible noises to attract the cows. For a month, they barely eat 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
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