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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The King

Triumphant after scaring off a younger bull, this 14 point elk finishes his display of strength by posing for cow elk atop the geothermal terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park.

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Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Mammoth , Wyoming, United States of America
Copyright: © Michael Clark