Chasing those girls around is hard thirsty work.! After this, Bull Elk followed two of his cows across the Oconaluftee River; he returned to check on the rest of his harem, pausing to get a drink along the way.
Image captured during the 2020 fall elk rut at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Copyright 2020 Susan Rissi Tregoning
October 22nd, 2020
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