A handsome fellow enjoying breakfast in the Colorado high country. Taken back in August when three of these big boys were lazily grazing in Arapaho National Forest.
As you can see, the willows in this area are quite tall and as such can make it a challenge to spot the moose, even if the bulls are nearly 7 feet tall. Of course when they have a massive rack like this guy, it does make it a bit easier.
You’ll notice the moose’s bottom teeth in this image. Did you know moose have no upper incisors (front teeth)? Instead, they have a dental pad of sorts on the top front. They do, however, have molars in the back, something that is definitely needed to grind down the plants they eat.