Less than a month ago, a photographer filming in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park had a showdown with an elk. The seven minute stand off happened in the Cataloochee Vally section of the park which stretches between North Carolina and Tennessee.

The photographer in the video said, I've joked with my friends that at least he took me for a buck and not a cow!"

The video has gone viral and is worth watching for any animal lover!