We’ll just stay way back here and give this guy lots of room! That is what I and another photographer were saying to each other as this big boy moved through the willows this past August.
With the sun up and temperatures rising, the bull was done grazing in the open for the day and ready to head off to the cool shade of the forest. As the handsome fellow headed off, he gave us some really nice captures, including this one as he glanced our way for a split second.
Moose are the largest member of the deer family although the sub-species we have here in Colorado, the Shiras moose, are the smallest of moose sub-species. That however does not mean they are truly small. They can stand six feet tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 1,200 pounds!