This was an interesting tussle to witness. It seemed more like a minor display of dominance than a full up fight over territory or a female. These two walked away but stayed near one another a few minutes later.
I’ve used Luminar AI for this edit. I added the Warming Sun template at 75%, it highlighted the warm tones in the image, but set at 100% seemed a bit over the top. I used the dodge and burn tool to lighten the face of the elk. Your thoughts on the edit are welcome below.
This image was also added to Day 21 of the SquareUp challenge.