Moose in Algonquin Park
I invited you to send me your pictures of moose and was delighted to hear from Clint Gilders, who shot (or should I say he photographed) these large creatures in Algonquin Park last year. You can view more of Clint’s photos and his cool Map of Algonquin Wildlife Sightings on Flickr. Thanks for sharing Clint.
This little calf was on the side of an Algonquin Park back road with its mom. Both animals were very patient with the group of photographers and other onlookers who happened upon them. We were able to slowly make our way to within 4 to 5 metres of the pair There was a tense moment when I attempted one of my shooting position changes. I slowly stepped behind a tree on my way to a different vantage point. As I stepped out, I snapped a twig. Mom didn't like that. She pinned her gaze on me and gave a snort. I needed nothing more to know I had overstepped and needed to move away.
I think this was my favourite moose to photograph. He was so calm and allowed us to slowly make our way very close to him.
6:19 a.m. on our second spring day in Algonquin Provincial Park. Moments after turning out of the Canisbay Lake Campground and heading east on Hwy 60, we spotted two moose in the ditch on the south side of the road. Both were bulls, one slightly larger than the other. The light was challenging so early in the day, but I did manage to eke out a few photos.