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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rutting season!

Western North Carolina has begun reintroducing elk, which were hunted to extinction in the 19th century, carefully tagging and counting them to track location and population.

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Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © DAVIDSON LOEHR