Good day in Cataloochee Valley - Part of the Great Smoky National Park.
Cataloochee has a good size Elk population, and they are fascinating to watch. In this shot, the big bull came up to the cow, and gave her a kiss. Not kidding. They then walked off together.
I was waiting for another bull to come and challenge this big boy, but that didn't happen. His bugle calls must have worked - all challengers stayed way.