Featured in Amazing Canadian Wildlife – Nov 26, 2011
Featured in Baby Wildlife of the World – Oct 23, 2011
Featured in The World As We See It, or as we missed it – Oct 11, 2011

Photographed at Maligne Lake, Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada

The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe) (Alces alces) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic (“twig-like”) configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over the years. Moose have been re-introduced to some of their former habitats. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. The most common moose predators are wolves, bears, and humans. Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move surprisingly fast if angered or startled. Their mating season in the autumn can lead to spectacular fights between males competing for the right to mate with a particular female.

Canon XSi with 70-300mm lens, f/8, 1/250sec, ISO-200, 300mm focal length, spot metering, aperture priority

I’m married to a wonderful man for over 35 years. I have one daughter and one grandson. I live in Winnipeg, Canada. Photography is my passion as is travelling. I do both whenever I can.

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Comments

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 3 years ago

    Fantastic clarity Teresa ;-D

  • Thank you Lynnie. I was very lucky with this one. I’ve never seen a moose calf in a wild.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaover 3 years ago

    Piękny moment uwieczniony na tym zdjęciu. :)

  • Dziekuje Dominika. To jest moje pierwsze male losia, ktore spotkalam na wolnosci. Mame widzialam kilka razy. Do tej pory nie spotkalam tatusia a bardzo bym chciala.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaover 3 years ago

    fabulous capture! beautifully done!

  • Thank you heaps Carol. Your kind comment is greatly appreciated.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Charlene Aycock
    Charlene Aycockover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture my friend.

  • Many thanks dear friend. I was delighted when I saw her and her little one.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you very much Pop’s.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Excellent photo of the moose,,,great capture,,,, Rick

  • Thank you very much Rick.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture Teresa! I wish i had seen this with you :>)) Leslie

  • I would gladly share the view with you. She was very calm and relaxed but the calf was definitely nervous and often hiding behind the mom. It was really fascinating to watch.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Day 2011/10/12

  • Thanks Magaret.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    A sweet capture . . . wonderful!!!

  • Thank you Lori.

    – Teresa Zieba

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