This video was shot at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park‘s Cataloochee Valley. The photographer was shooting elk when a male became curious and started to mess with him.
The elk started to rub his head on him in a threatening manner. There wasn’t much the photographer could do for fear of getting gored in the gut. So he kept low and tried to make the best of the situation. Even got a few closeup shots of the elk.
Then the elk started getting more aggressive and only backed off after a ranger came closer and honked at it. Lucky for the photographer that he escaped seemingly unharmed. And also that the elk didn’t mistake him for a doe.
Would love to see the shots he captured.