Sharing spring with the moose

 

The last few mornings I have been driving the backroads in West Bragg Creek looking for moose.  With the days warming up, their winter coats are being shed and I like the parallels between these sleek summer hides being revealed and the rapidly growing buds and leaves.  The energetic growth of spring has my attention firmly in its grasp.  I have had a few really nice encounters where we watched each other for a few minutes and I was able to photograph them in interesting spots.  The moose above took a shortcut between two paths which gave me an opportunity to photograph him surrounded by the branches.

The antlers of the bull above are just starting to push out and you can see the dark coat where the shaggy winter hair has worn away.  I hope I can photograph this moose later in the year when he’s at his most impressive.

This is the same moose as in the first image.  I liked how all his hooves are in the air and he seems to be skipping across the road.  Definitely my imagination taking a flight of fancy but still nice.  I was disappointed to see his ears back as that likely meant I had made him uncomfortable.  It happens but I try hard to avoid that.

 

 

4 responses

  1. Wonderful shots!

    May 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

  2. These are great, I should go check out my moose that I shot a couple of weeks ago in my blog “Pretty Scraggly…” I see the similarities in the shedding except yours are further along…they are quite graceful.

    May 17, 2012 at 8:14 am

  3. sandy

    Wonderful photos. And, yes, he does appear to be skipping!

    May 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  4. So cute! Great photos!

    May 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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