This past summer in Arapaho National Forest, the scenes were far different than in year’s past. October 2020 saw a devastating wildfire burn through portions of it, leaving bare trees in its wake. One benefit the following summer was that the moose in the area were much easier to spot. Notice I said “easier”, not “easy.” This is a good example showing how even in that relatively barren landscape, these massive creatures blend in and can hide quite well. I knew the big boys were in this area and I was hiking up the road, focused on finding them and nearly walked right by. If the bull in the center of the image hadn’t picked up his head from grazing, I likely would have missed him. In fact, you may not have noticed, but there are actually two moose bulls in this image.