Bull Moose

Bull Moose, Chugach State Park, AlaskaI also saw quite a few moose on this recent trip to Alaska. It was the beginning of the rut, so bulls were plentiful and in search of willing cows. This bull was one of three that were after a single cow in Chugach State Park just outside of Anchorage. It actually got a bit scary as I didn’t know where the bulls were hiding in the bushes and when they would suddenly appear. They can be quite aggressive if anything or anyone gets between them and what they’re after. Amazing how such a large animal can seem to vanish in an instant and then emerge again.
Nikon D810 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 98mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/800th of a second

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  1. Sue September 27, 2017 at 1:24 am #

    Nice, Sean! Love the composition. Love the colors!

  2. Peter Butterfield September 27, 2017 at 7:46 am #

    —– Problems schrub and lawn
    —– Are no match for this scythe of
    —– Serious intent .

  3. Laura Mann September 27, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    What a specimen! If the girls are impressed with a huge rack, he may be getting lucky! Lovely shot.

  4. Angelina October 3, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

    Those horns!