carolina. A photographer had a rare time with an elk, coming from the woods, looking for a sparring partner. Reporter: James york a north carolina photographer, knows exactly how to get the great... See More
carolina. A photographer had a rare time with an elk, coming from the woods, looking for a sparring partner. Reporter: James york a north carolina photographer, knows exactly how to get the great shot. Even if it means going head-to-horn with an elk. He came up peacefully enough. He was grazing alongside the road. I was hoping he would take a little sniff and move away. But he didn't. Reporter: The elk, at times, seems almost playful, nuzzling york. But becomes increasingly antagonistic. His horns were down and coming at me. I think I didn't show him fear. Reporter: Under attack, he manages to get beauty shots. He has his head cocked to the side and horns down. His eyes are locked right on me. It tells the story right there. Reporter: York considers himself a lucky man, happy the elk took him for a buck and not a cow. He treasures the photos and jokes he was well-equipped to take on the elk. I have a hard head. And it came in handy that day. Reporter: For "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york. Did you see the shot of his eyes? I'm not kidding. I'm right here. I see you. Sigh you. The horns, I win. Wow. Not a game of chicken I want to play. Not at all. Ginger, in for sam today.
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