Moose are pretty elusive animals and it’s not easy to find one, much less photograph it. But once in awhile, luck favours us all. This time, it was on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, near the village of Ingonish. Around 6:00 PM, in a marshy area not far from the edge of the road, this beautiful animal was peacefully grazing. By being quiet and patient, I was able to get to within about 50 feet, and except for looking at me now and then, he seemed quite unconcerned. Being inside the boundaries of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, maybe he somehow realized he was protected and it was OK to be tolerant.
Mid-September, 2008, Fuji S100FS camera