A family of moose in Kananaskis Country

This was easily one of the sweetest moments I’ve seen when this bull moose nuzzled with his calf.

The bull is likely mating with the cow again this year which brings him into the same area as the calf. I didn’t expect them to have a bond but when this tender moment happened on the weekend, I was obviously wrong.

 

This calf was born in 2016 and still stays close to his mother. The three moose have been hanging around each other again during this year’s rut. I don’t know how long they will stay together as a little family before the bull returns to the solitary life.

When I started watching them, the calf was laying down while the parents grazed separately nearby.  Over the next hour they all moved slowly around the small meadow and the edge of the forest.  It was a relaxed atmosphere which I think is reflected in the photographs.

Eventually the big fellow laid down and was soon napping.  The cow and calf continued grazing.  And I headed home.

10 responses

  1. You make these creatures look mythical in your photos

    October 19, 2017 at 12:06 am

  2. That special moment when the bull connects with the offspring dispels the myth that they are only there for breeding. What a fantastic capture!

    October 14, 2017 at 1:23 pm

  3. I love moose.

    October 13, 2017 at 3:12 am

  4. Karen Thornton

    Absolutely beautiful.

    October 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm

  5. Reblogged this on clawingmywayin.

    October 12, 2017 at 2:16 pm

  6. Fantastic scenarios captured–once again. Thanks for this.

    October 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm

  7. wow…

    October 12, 2017 at 11:15 am

  8. You have a knack for benign in the the right place at the right time! This is a sweet, gentle companion to your capture off the wolf pack killing an elk.

    October 12, 2017 at 8:06 am

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