Dairy Creek Moose

Moose cow at Dairy CreekMoose cow at Dairy Creek – Nikon D300, handheld, f7.1, 1/1250, ISO 500, -0.7 EV, Nikkor 70-300mm VR at 300mm, natural light

Late last month I posted about Two Moose on the Loose in the Targhee National Forest and today I thought I’d share two more images of the moose. The cow was standing near Dairy Creek with blooming Indian Paintbrush in the background while watching over her calf. The creek and the moose were too close to the road for me to use my long lens so I had to switch to my D300 with a 70-300mm VR lens to take this image and still keep a safe distance from the protective cow moose and her calf.

Moose calf at Dairy CreekMoose cow at Dairy Creek – Nikon D7100, f6.31, 1/2000, ISO 500, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

This image was taken with my longer lens as the calf started to cross the dirt road to follow the cow to the creek. We looked for the moose several more times in the Dairy Creek area before heading back to Utah but never saw them again. Maybe next trip.



  1. Jane Chesebrough August 9, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    The cow is a dark beauty and looking at it’s shoulder and fore leg reminds me of a horse, but no one could ever survive those withers! Cute little calf even with the winter hair.

  2. Elephant's Child August 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Gorgeous. Thank you.

  3. Jolanta August 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Mom and Baby! Beautiful creatures! Thanks for a great photos 🙂

  4. Mary McAvoy August 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    The colors in the moose’s coat and in the wildflowers behind are gorgeous.
    Thanks, Mia.

  5. Utahbooklover August 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Nice capture of the cute calf but the cow shot is wonderful; such a beautiful background.

  6. Montanagirl August 9, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful photos!

  7. Lois Bryan August 9, 2014 at 7:11 am

    They are such amazing-looking creatures … great captures!!!

  8. Patty Chadwick August 9, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Nice to see them again, and ahain, i’m impressed with how healthy yhey both look. That mama looks really sleek and shiny.

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