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"Summertime Blues" - Male Elk
Photographer: Tony Madden
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Story: 
This RMNP Elk with his two older buddies were attempting to steal an afternoon nap on a mountain ridge. He tried mightily to balance his chin on the ground while napping. However, due to his large unbalance antlers and the clapping of thunder from a rapidly forming nearby storm left him awake and sighing deeply with frustration.
Digital Alterations: 
Image was shot in Nikon RAW format. Only accepted adjustments of color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches and cropping were preformed.
Camera Information: Nikon D300, Sigma DG 150 - 500mm 1:5-6:3 APO AF OSLens
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