The mother moose

Walking the dog earlier tonight I saw a moose between the trees. I don’t usually see them as often in summer, so it was a nice encounter. The light and the colours was perfect, and I turned home for my camera. I wasn’t sure it would still be there, but it was. It had moved away from the very great light and colours, but it was still there. And then I noticed there was one more. I saw the calfย  just in a glimpse, almost only the ears showing in the long grass. I understood this was not a place to stay. A mother moose with a small calf can be aggressive if they feel they need to protect the small one. The ears were still pointing forward when I left. That’s better, I don’t want to make any animals angry if I can help it. There are some more moose pictures in my photo gallery.

29 thoughts on “The mother moose

  1. That’s a similar experience to what I had in Yellowstone in 2002 . . . I was photographing the mother and it was a number of minutes before I noticed the calf laying down in the tall grass, and then only because it moved its ears.

    Nice photos, and great encounter.

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  2. You too have that side of adventure and adrenaline to look for good shots, plus unique, because for most of us are strange animals for us … congratulations my friend.

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  3. How wonderful โ€” you’re so lucky! I’m with you on the not-making-them-angry part, too… Safer for us, as well.๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful shots!

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  4. We saw a moose in Montana with its baby (I posted a photo in “Montana Done Right”). I’m always surprised at how BIG they are… so different than deer or elk! Thanks for your photos, as always!

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  5. Brave man. I ran into a moose in Minnesota once cross-country skiing and was terrified. The moose here are huge and can also be quite aggressive. Fortunately, the one I ran into found his breakfast more interesting than me.

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