Thursday, January 5, 2012

Young moose in the sagebrush, Grand Teton National Park

Curious moose calf standing in sage brush in pre-dawn light

Our encounter with this young moose and his mother was one of the highlights of our September visit to Grand Teton National Park. We found this pair as we took a pre-sunrise drive along the Gros Ventre River, and they were feeding quite close to the road. The young one was perhaps on the verge of being weaned, since we saw him nurse as well as browse on some plants. He (or she?) also had the energy expected of a youngster as he went hopping and tromping around the sagebrush, but never straying too far from mom.

View more images of moose in my Moose Gallery.


  1. Great shot, Pat....that must have been so much fun to watch.

  2. he is beautiful! look at those eyelashes! :)

  3. What a wonderful thing to come across. Good time of the year and good time of the day for sightings.

  4. lovely capture of the young moose; what a moment!

  5. You got what I set out to get and you were there the same time too... What a marvelous image!!!
    I so desired to view a moose when we visited Yellowstone in September. We were told it would be better chance to travel to the Grand Tetons. We started out, got into a hail storm and had to retreat back to our cabin. The next day, we headed back toward South Dakota and I was heartsick, not that I would have viewed one for certain, but left the possibility out there all the same.
    Glad you got to view them!