Untamed Land

Untamed Land
Untamed Land

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Easter

Okay, so I have my holidays mixed up. It's not quite Christmas. The lunar eclipse happened last night on Winter Solstice, it was too cold out for me to try for some photos. The calendar says that today is the first day of Winter, although it's been Winter around here since before Halloween. The sad fact is that come the real Easter, things around here will still look like they do right now.
Earlier this Summer I did a post about the suburban moose that hang around my new neighborhood. Since I have not seen them around for awhile, I thought they had moved on. Today they were back.
I'm fairly sure that these are the same cow, and male calf that I've been seeing. They are fearless of humans.
Pretty as a postcard. Consider these photos my Christmas Cards to celebrate the season.
This is the young bull. He has really grown since Summer.

Scenes like this help me to endure the long winters, and remind me why I came here in the first place.

Notice the clipped ear of the mama moose?
This is a photo from last Summer. See the ear? This confirms that these are the same moose. I'm glad that they have avoided being killed in a collision. These photos were taken less than 100 yards, (meters) from the busiest highway in Alaska. Hundreds of moose are killed by vehicles around here every year.
It is not snowing, a gust of wind blew some snow from the tree branches.
This photo of the calf shows the beginning buds that will soon enough be sprouting into antlers.

1 comment:

tess stieben said...

wonderful, I love seeing moose. some day I just may have to do a moose portrait.