A seven point Bull Elk basks in the late afternoon late summer sun. This Bull Elk of the Mammoth Hot Springs area in North Yellowstone has his own herd of cows and at the time this photo was taken has been undefeated by other Bulls.
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Taken on Sept 15/12 at 4:06pm in Yellowstone National Park, US, in the north Mammoth area.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead.
Taken at, 1/800’s f/8, + 2/3 ev, 400mm, iso 500. No cropping, edited in Lightroom4 and sharpened in Photoshop CS2, via lab mode, lightness channel, unsharp mask ( amount 78, radius 1.7, threshold 2).