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Photo Info

Dimensions7200 x 4800
Original file size24.5 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken19-Jul-21 16:31
Date modified19-Aug-21 19:31
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D500
Focal length500 mm
Focal length (35mm)750 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1250 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1250
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Young Bull Manitoba Elk

Young Bull Manitoba Elk

I drove into the Cataloochee Valley section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a rainy afternoon hoping to see willdlfe. It didn't take long to find a small herd of Manitoba Elk. This young bull was hanging around the herd, though a bigger bull seemed to be the alpha male of the herd.

Elk were once indigenous to the eastern U.S. but were eventually hunted to extinction. The National Park Service transplanted a herd of Manitoba elk to GSMNP to see if they could be reestablished in the park.

Date: 19 July 2021
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, United States
Original resolution: 20 MP
Processing: Processed from RAW using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 10