During the harshest season in the Rockies, survival often comes down to luck. One animal sees spring while another doesn't. Here, a bull elk feeds slowly up a line of willows in Yellowstone National Park, passing close to the remains of a cow bison.
This elk looks healthy at the end of December, but he's got a long road ahead before he will see any green grass.
This is a signed and numbered limited edition fine-art print shot intentionally in black in white for the perfect winter feel. It ships free to all lower 48 states.