ISO 1000 1/8000 f5.6 500mm
Canon 5D Mark III Canon 500mm f4L IS USM
After the rut is over in the fall the bull elk come back together in large numbers. On this later winter afternoon I counted nearly 50 bulls together. As the sun was setting the biggest bull in the herd started moving out up the slope. I was able to get this shot as he crested the ridge silhouetted in the setting sun. I really like that you can see the tendrils of breath coming out of nostrils and his impressive rack held high for all to see.