Fall Wildlife Assignment Winner Debbie O’Dell

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff

Published January 20, 2022

Congratulations to Debbie O’Dell for winning the recent Fall Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Young Elk.”

View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!

Winner: "Young Elk" By Debbie ODell



"This photo was taken on September 29, 2021, near Park City, Utah,” explains O’dell. “A small herd of elk were near the road that I was on, meandering about in the scrub oak. It was a very quiet and peaceful afternoon, and I thought it was cute when this young Elk looked like she was smelling the leaves on the scrub oak!"

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV , Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L. Exposure: 1/1000 sec., f/5.6, ISO 800.