Rocky Mountain National Park is located about an hour NW of
the Republic of Boulder, Colorado. The weekend before July 4th, 2008,
we drove through it to visit some friends in Grand Lake.
There's lots of wildlife and it's almost impossible to drive through
RMNP and NOT see Elk,
but on the evening return trip, we got a bonus viewing of a Mom and Baby Moose.
I wasn't quite as close as the
Canon 40D and
55-250 Telephoto Lens make it appear ... but was glad
my friend's Yukon Denali was nearby so I
could "take cover" behind it if the Moose made a move.
They eventually got tired of people watching 'em and wondered across
the street into some willows - amazing how fast these
big animals "disappeared" in there.
Here's a few moose pictures taken outside of Rocky Mountain National Park
from State Highway 125 just North of Grandby. These were shot with a Canon 7D
and 70-200/2.8ISv2 lens (nicer gear) but I was farther away shooting across
There was actually two of 'em ... but they never both looked at the camera
Misc. stop-action pictures of the Moose
Use the controls to play, step, pause, slow-down, and/or speed-up the animation.