Moose bull emerges from the shadows

Moose bull emerges from the shadows
A moose bull emerges from the shadows of some bushes in the Colorado high country. (© Tony’s Takes)

Another weekend spent camping in the Colorado high country is in the books. Once again, moose were the primary focus of my lenses. Each evening and morning was spent watching the big boys as they lazily grazed just below timberline.

For the time being, they are playing nice and getting along but very soon that will change. Within a week or so, the velvet on their antlers will start to come off and soon after that, the testosterone will rage and the rut will be on.

This good-looking guy was initially intent on staying in the shadows making it difficult to get a nice shot of him. Finally, as the sun rose above the horizon, he decided it was time to move on to the cooler environs of the forest and stepped out into the light.

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