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POSTED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:01am

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:09am

Photographer comes literately face to face with elk he is trying to photograph. Steve Butera reports

(WBIR) James York's recent trip to North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains has now been seen by more than 290,000 viewers, and counting.

You can thank a watchful eye and YouTube for that.

"I was waiting in line with other photographers who set up along side the road," York said Thursday, "Designated for where people would be to be safe."

While he was shooting still pictures at the Cataloochee Trail in the Smokies in October a large a bull elk walked through the public area, and toward the man.

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