Moose Cow in the Targhee National Forest

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Moose Cow in the Targhee National ForestMoose Cow in the Targhee National Forest – Nikon D7100, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 500, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Being in the right place at the right time can be awesome like last year being in the Targhee National Forest when a cow Moose and calf walked down a hill. They were close, so close that the cow filled my frame and I didn’t have time to remove my teleconverter so in a few images parts of her legs were clipped but I still had enough pixels to crop and have a few portrait shots of the cow with her sleek, shiny summer coat.

I’m heading up to Idaho and Montana today and maybe I will run across this Moose or her calf while I am there. Who knows?

Life is good.


* I will try to post from the road


  1. Lois Bryan June 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Fabulous images … these are such amazing-looking creatures!!!!!

  2. Utahbooklover June 10, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Nice portrait Mia. Have a good trip north. Maybe the Mosquitos won’t be as bad there.

    • Mia McPherson June 11, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Utahbooklover, the mosquitoes near the water are bad but better than they have been on Antelope Island.

      Thank you

  3. Elephant's Child June 10, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Wow. Love that elegant face and the glossy coat.

  4. Patty Chadwick June 10, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Holy cow! Literally!!! You take some of the most amazing close up portraits!!! She’s a real beauty, dressed in her finest silky coat…what a pleasure to see such a healthy animal….

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