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Colorful Hajibs
Goodbye Amsterdam
 The beauty of cherry blossom
Borobudur Temple
Downtown Little India
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Best Dressed
Sunrise over Norwegian fjords
Sultan Mosque
Into The Mist
On The Wind
Bull Ek during "The Rut"
Day Sailing
High Tide
The Castle
Sunrise over Norwegian fjords
The Blue Hour
Ashy-Crowned Sparrow Lark
Highlands Ranch Mansion
Fall at Green Lake Wisconsin back water
Winding Canyon River
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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Bull Ek during "The Rut"

Elk once roamed the southern Appalachian mountains and elsewhere in the eastern United States. They were eliminated from the region by over-hunting and loss of habitat. The last elk in North Carolina was believed to have been killed in the late 1700s. In Tennessee, the last elk was killed in the mid-1800s. By 1900, the population of elk in North America dropped to the point that hunting groups and other conservation organizations became concerned the species was headed for extinction. A primary mission of the National Park Service is to preserve native plants and animals on lands it manages. In cases where native species have been eliminated from park lands, the National Park Service may choose to reintroduce them. Reintroduction of elk into Great Smoky Mountains National Park began in 2001 when 25 elk were brought from the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area along the Tennessee-Kentucky border. In 2002, the park imported another 27 animals

TAGS: North Carolina, Wildlife

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 16, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: ISO200
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