Wildlife Photo Competition 4 2020 : Entry Number 23

Judges Comment

The snowy atmosphere brings so much to this photograph, the handsome stag, separated from the herd by the falling snow’s misty effect, stands out so well, the background fading away into white. It is a great wild looking location too, well done.

Photographers Comment

Thanks much for the honor. :) This photo was taken in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado on a rare September snow day in 2020. The bull elk was making sure no other male was getting near 'his' females, and that no females were straying too far for his comfort. Shot taken with a Sony A9 and 24-105 lens, f/9, ISO 1000, 1/500 second.