A throwback to the end of August and a nice image for Moose Monday.
Camping in the Colorado high country at one of our favorite spots, I ventured out before sunrise hoping to see these massive denizens of the forest. The walk was quiet and before long, light from the rising sun, filtered heavily by smoke from wildfires, cast an orange glow on the terrain.
Searching with my lens through tall willows, I spotted what I came for and not just one, but three bull moose. For the next two hours I photographed them as they lazily grazed, ignoring the attention of the camera. The soft, side-lighting on this guy makes for a nice portrait.