Taking a trip into the Denali National Park and Preserve, all on the bus are on alert, each looking for any form of wildlife. “Moose at 9:00!” shouts a person from the back of the bus. All heads turn in that direction. The bus slows to a stop, and there off in the distance we are all amazed at the sight of a lone moose. And, it is a male, as only the males are adorned with palmate antlers. I was lucky in getting these photos with such clarity. The moose was between 1/2 mile to a mile away from us. Here are the photos of this moose that I was able to capture!
Please click on each photo, first to isolate the photo, and then click again to enlarge it. That way you can see the details of this amazing moose!
As I searched the area, I was able to spot the moose.
He is on the move…
He heads into a depression.
Watching him, he heads into the bush, his rump barely visible!
He re-emerges from the other side. He is on a mission.
His mission: To find a female hoping to impress her with his huge rack!
It was exciting to see this massive creature! Considering the distance he was from us kind of gives you an idea of how massive moose can be. The male stands at almost 7′ tall, and weighs about 1,550 pounds. Those antlers can span up to 6′!
I hope that you enjoyed visiting with this moose in Denali! Thank you for taking your time to drop on by today! I appreciate it! Be well! ^..^