Sad Ending For A Stunning Bull Moose by A.M. Ruttle

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In his prime, this bull moose was defending his turf and his cows from an equally impressive bull. They locked racks, couldn’t separate, and both ended up dying. The opposing bull had an atypical rack that had a twist in the front tines, and maybe that accounts for why the two bulls couldn’t untangle after engaging in the duel… to their death. Canon 1Dx, f10, 1/160, ISO1600, RAW, focal length 320mm, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.
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  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 2 years ago

    I am so sad over this. What a gorgeous animal and image and spirit!!!

  • Thanks so much for stopping by, Deborah; it was very sad. It’s taken me a while to post this shot from just a few days before the duel.

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 2 years ago

    You are honoring the moose and that is a wonderful thing.

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 2 years ago

    Sad indeed!!! Fabulous shot!

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williamsalmost 2 years ago

    Oh he was a beauty….we have moose here, wonderful creatures to see in the wild : )

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    10-27-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Hi Kira, you are so kind to pick this up!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Nature can be very cruel sometimes..great tribute to the big man.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    27 October 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Ms-Bexy
    Ms-Bexyalmost 2 years ago

    A beautiful capture and sad story indeed.

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