My favorite high-country flower and one of my favorite forms of wildlife for Moose Monday.
Taken early last month on a photo outing with my daughter. We left camp as the sun was rising and headed to a usual hot spot of moose activity nearby. Much to our disappointment, not one moose was around.
Pressing on along a very rough Forest Service road, we finally had success – two bulls grazing in an area that had been logged due to pine beetle kill. They paid us little attention as they grazed on the grasses and ate some fireweed.
After a while, it was time to start working our way back down the mountain and then we found even more of the forest’s biggest residents. In the end, the morning tally came in at nine moose – five bulls, three cows and one yearling.
Taken in Arapaho National Forest, #Colorado.