The purpose of this blog is to show off John Lofgreen's Alaskan world through his wildlife art and nature photography. It will explain his painting techniques, and report on his latest activities including exotic journeys around the world.
Tonight at about 10pm I stepped out onto my balcony to take in the fresh smells after a passing rainstorm. Right away I heard the sound of ripping vegetation. After a few seconds of looking, I spotted the source of the noise. It was a mama moose browsing on the newly emerged leaves in my nieghbor's yard.
She was a little shy but she did'nt run away, and stayed long enough for me to grab my camera.
I soon noticed two small calfs prancing around her legs.
Too bad these photos dont convey how truly massive she was. Easily taller than me at shoulder hieght, far larger than a horse. I hate to brag but Alaska has the world's largest moose.
The calfs are playful and full of energy. I worry about these two because I live within half a block of two busy streets. Hundreds of moose are killed on roads locally every year.
So I was spying on my (furry) nieghbors. I hope they keep coming to visit.