We left the golf course and followed a family down a path into some trees. It didn’t look like much, but I’d hoped to see some birds I could photograph. I was wrong. There may have been birds, but I didn’t notice them. Instead I noticed this young elk swimming across the water toward me. 

Right at me. Having read the signs about aggression, this was one of those times that I realized I was taking a stupid risk to get a photo.