Watchful Waiting by George Cousins

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On top of MacKenzie Mountain on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, October 2005, we came across a small group of moose grazing in a swampy area. They were a bit wary of us at first but by staying quiet and being patient, they gradually seemed to adopt the “Watchful waiting” attitude, long enough to get a few good shots. We didn’t push our luck! Cape Breton Island is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on the east coast.
Taken with a Sony DSCF828 camera.


  • PFrogg
    PFroggover 5 years ago

    excellant shot George

  • Thanks Very much, we were very lucky to find them as the light was going fast.Luckily they were on the sunset side of the mountain.

    – George Cousins

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago

    Wow, what a fabulous capture. How close were you to them?

  • Thanks Teresa, we were about 30 feet from them, so we kept very quiet until they decided we were OK, then took a few shots and backed away very slowly.

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    A fabulous shot George . x

  • Thanks Irene, we were very lucky to find them, they’re very shy most of the time.

    – George Cousins

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture of this magnificent moose – I particularly love the blend of colours.

  • Thanks Bev, they’re really magnificent animals especially close up!

    – George Cousins

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 5 years ago


  • Wow! Nice surprise, Isa, and thank you so much. Greatly appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks Pamela, glad you liked it, and much appreciated.

    – George Cousins

  • dotje
    dotjeover 5 years ago

    Congratulation with your featured photo he or she is a movie star

  • Thanks Dotje, and she is the star. There was a bull farther back in the trees but there were two cows in a fairly open spot which made the shot possible. One was too hidden but this one was just perfect.

    – George Cousins

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 5 years ago

    She certainly is a beauty, excellent capture George :D

  • Thanks Kathie, we were very lucky to get a few shots. They’re pretty shy most of the time. Glad you liked it.

    – George Cousins

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 5 years ago

    Just simply gorgeous!!

  • Thanks Gail. Ive been all over Canada but I have to go home to Cape Breton to find a moose..LOL!

    – George Cousins

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago


  • Wow! Thank you so much Teresa, the honour goes to the lady in the woods. I just took her picture!

    – George Cousins

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