An early evening thunderstorm had chased us inside the RV while camping in Arapaho National Forest two weeks ago. Finally there was a break and as I went outside to light the grill to get dinner going, I notice this massive black and brown creature not 40 feet away. A moose!
I step back inside and grab my camera telling the family to look out the window. As I step back outside, I hear my daughter say softly, “Daddy, there’s a baby too!”
I quietly and slowly creep around the RV where I have a good view of mama and her young one. Just as I start taking pictures, I see motion out of the corner of my eye and I’ll be a son of a gun if a bull didn’t come waltzing into the area too! It is unlikely a full grown bull would hang out with a cow and calf so I am guessing the bull was actually the cow’s offspring from last year.
The trio calmly grazed their way through the campsite spending 20 minutes or so with us before moving back into the densely treed forest.
As it was evening and there were dark clouds above lighting was tough so my pics aren’t as nice as I would like. But, it was truly a magical encounter and probably my favorite ever with moose.