Fall Wildlife Assignment Winner Debbie O’Dell

Congratulations to Debbie O’Dell for winning the recent Fall Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Young Elk.”

View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!

Winner: "Young Elk" By Debbie O'Dell


"This photo was taken on September 29, 2021, near Park City, Utah,” explains O’Dell. “A small herd of elk was near the road that I was on, meandering about in the scrub oak. It was a very quiet and peaceful afternoon, and I thought it was cute when this young Elk looked like she was smelling the leaves on the scrub oak!"

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV , Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L. Exposure: 1/1000 sec., f/5.6, ISO 800.