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I moved slowly toward these bull elk in the pre-dawn darkness as they grazed, only advancing up the mountain when a wind gust would mask the sound of my approach. Once in position, I exposed for the peach-colored clouds, allowing the elk to register as silhouettes. When they finally looked up, I was ready to capture this extraordinary moment.
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Joseph Thomas
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Rocky Mountain National Park
I moved slowly toward these bull elk in the pre-dawn darkness as they grazed, only advancing up the mountain when a wind gust would mask the sound of my approach. Once in position, I exposed for the peach-colored clouds, allowing the elk to register as silhouettes. When they finally looked up, I was ready to capture this extraordinary moment.