A moose on the summit of "Swallow Rocks North Peak" (Point 8580).

I don't know who was more surprised, me or the moose.

The very top of the peak is open, but is behind a huge rock, and then some trees, so you don't see it until you are right there. Neither of us knew the other was there until we were a few yards apart. She had been lying down and got up quickly and took off.

November-24-2012

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rdmc

rdmc - Nov 26, 2012 9:18 am - Voted 10/10

AWESOME!!!

I love these animals. We have walked around the corner in CO to find ourselves face to face with a moose. It was a startling experience, but the moose didn't seem to mind us much

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 26, 2012 3:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: AWESOME!!!

Thank you! Mooses are just about my favorite animal. I see them a lot here in Utah. Sometimes they just won't budge off of a trail.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Nov 26, 2012 12:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Perfect!

Everything about this photo is perfect.
One of the best shots I have seen at Summitpost in a long time.
Many Cheers,
Marc

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 26, 2012 3:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Perfect!

Thank you! I thought it turned out surprisingly well given I had 3 seconds to whip my camera out and shoot it. By the time I got another shot off she was already on the other side of the ridge and the only part of her that was in the picture was the tippy top of the hump on her back.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Nov 26, 2012 1:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Great picture!

Thanks for sharing.
cheers
silvia

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 26, 2012 3:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great picture!

Thank you Silvia!

TimB

TimB - Nov 26, 2012 1:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice

Bullwinkle pic!
:)

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 26, 2012 3:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

It's a Mrs. Bullwinkle pic :)

TimB

TimB - Nov 26, 2012 4:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice

Ooops!
Forgot the "Mrs" part.
:D

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 26, 2012 9:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice

Wait ... Tim has a very good point ...

If this is a cow moose, shouldn't there be
a BULL in the vicinity ...?

Please, don't tell me this ain't NO BULL ..

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 26, 2012 9:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

No visible bull Larry.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 27, 2012 8:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice

Just my over-active imagination ... sorry ..

Kick ass photo, Judy!

Noondueler

Noondueler - Nov 27, 2012 1:48 am - Hasn't voted

Classic!!

I thought it was a painting at first.
A real gem!

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 27, 2012 1:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Classic!!

Thanks! I was very lucky with this one.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 27, 2012 8:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Classic!!

Have you ever thought about playing the lottery?

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 27, 2012 10:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Classic!!

Unfortunately, my luck has never carried over to the lottery. But one of these days I'm going to hit it big. Ha ha ha. I've never even won at Bingo.

EricChu

EricChu - Nov 27, 2012 3:57 am - Voted 10/10

An absolutely awesome pic!

What a capture!! This is a real "artist's impression" you shared with us! I would also say that this is one of the best photos on SP of this year!
Cheers,
Eric

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 27, 2012 1:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: An absolutely awesome pic!

Wow, thanks Eric!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Nov 27, 2012 10:13 am - Voted 10/10

Holy smokes!

What a fantastic capture of an amazing moment! -Sarah

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 27, 2012 1:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Holy smokes!

Thanks Sarah! It really was an amazing moment. It was so cool being so close to her.

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