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Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park
Submitted: Sep 18, '08
Great Travel Moment
While driving through the park with my cousin, he spotted two elk lounging in the woods on the side of the road. Since him and I were in the middle of a contest to see who could take the best photo of the day, we eagerly jumped out of the car and trotted into the woods. My cousin was a little timid of the animals, as he should be, after all, they are wild animals, and stayed back, capturing the scene as a whole. I decided to be a little more daring and creep up on the animal in order to get a good portrait shot. It wasn't until the elk stood up that I realized it's massive size and my tiny presence, and quickly ran back to the car. At least I got my shot!