17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Man

I have been looking for wild elk to photograph for months. I couldn't believe my luck when I found this guy. I loved how regal he looked even though he was covered in mud, bugs and grass.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Cherokee, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Copyright: © Erin Hawthorne