Moose in Bragg Creek (now snow-free)

Mother Nature flipped a switch a week ago and now we are free of snow and the temperatures are t-shirt appropriate.  The moose probably aren’t excited about the warmer weather but I’m sure they are enjoying snacking on the new greenery.  Looking at the photographs of this young bull moose afterwards, it struck me that it has been about nine months since I have had snow-free backgrounds of moose.

A little shy - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Regarding the moose,  expect that they will start retreating for the cooler forest just after dawn pretty soon.  I think it is finally safe to say we are now coming out of the mild, but very long, winter here.


6 responses

  1. I often give up on photos like this but this is good. Hmmm.

    May 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm

  2. A hide-and-seek photo, marvelous.

    May 12, 2013 at 10:38 am

  3. This made me chuckle.

    May 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

  4. gangel77

    Hi Chris,
    I’m looking at going out to Kananaskis and Banff/Canmore sometime in the week, what would you suggest are good times to see wildlife/ best scenery shots (obviously midday is bad, too much sun)
    What do you shoot with (lenses?), I think I saw that you are using a 5D mkIII?
    Love the pics

    May 11, 2013 at 3:54 am

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your comments. Right now the days are long in Kananaskis and Banff. For sunrise landscape photography, I would be on location by 5 AM and set up by 8 PM for sunset. Earlier doesn’t hurt in either case.

      Wildlife in both areas are most active at the edges of the day. I like to start looking by 6AM in the morning and 4 PM in the evening. At 4, the sun is still pretty high but deer and coyotes can start moving around by that time.

      I photograph with a 5D III. Lens I use include Canon 24/1.4, 50/1.8, 17-40/4, 24-105/4, 70-200/4, 300/4 and a 500/4.

      I hope you have a great visit wherever you choose to head out.



      May 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      • thanks for the response 🙂 Love the lenses 🙂

        May 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

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