Photo of the Day Contest
Bull Elk at Dawn by Scott Hotaling
Friday, 22nd October 2010

Bull Elk at Dawn

by Scott Hotaling

A thin layer of fog sat in the Cataloochee Valley on a cold October morning. As the sun rose, rays beamed down from the nearby hillsides. Warm back-lighting made this particular large bull look all the more impressive.
Equipment: 5D + 70-200 f/4 L
Scott Hotaling
I'm a landscape photographer working primarily in western North Carolina.

Bull Elk at Dawn by Scott Hotaling was photo of the day on Friday, 22nd October 2010. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Tim Andes

22nd October 2010 at 1:23 am

epic masterwork

Susan Chester

22nd October 2010 at 7:53 am

Wow to get a photo of an Elk is an achievement in itself but to get one in such unbelievable sureal conditions is truly amazing an excellent shot !! Well done :-)

Leslie Guy

22nd October 2010 at 9:58 am

An impressive animal and wonderful lighting and

22nd October 2010 at 11:01 am

Never seen anything quite like this… Its the perfect illustration of a perfect wildlife photography. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

22nd October 2010 at 12:32 pm

Lovely light!


22nd October 2010 at 2:09 pm

Lovely!…and lucky you to have had this experience.

22nd October 2010 at 2:47 pm

Great shot!

Marie Dunphy Harding

22nd October 2010 at 3:04 pm

This is Excellent photography! Thank you, Scott.

Laura Milholland

22nd October 2010 at 4:23 pm

Magical image! Completely wonderful. Congratulations and thanks for sharing this with us.

Helen Hart

22nd October 2010 at 4:27 pm

Love the way it looks like his antlers have attracted the clouds! Adds a spooky feel.


22nd October 2010 at 5:43 pm

very nice touch.

Hanna Bouma

22nd October 2010 at 6:02 pm

Wow! Amazing silhouette! Love the light through the fog, nice shot.

Congrats on POTD, well earned! :)


22nd October 2010 at 6:22 pm

completely mesmerizing!! Can’t stop staring at this great photo! Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!


22nd October 2010 at 7:18 pm

This is a fabulous shot. Bravo!

30th October 2010 at 5:23 pm

I really like this one; very dramatic and yet the colors are quite subtle.


13th November 2010 at 5:56 am

Lovely light! This is a fabulous shot,
Thank you, Scott.


22nd October 2011 at 8:05 am

My god bellissima

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