One of many amazing wildlife events that we experienced on a recent trip to Glacier National Park was watching and photographing a mother moose feeding her days-old calves. The calves could barely reach the breakfast table.
We returned every morning for 3 days to watch the moose family. One morning while stretching to reach mother moose for breakfast a calf fell into the stream. The poor thing struggled to climb onto the steep bank but fell back a few times. My friend Bob was ready to jump in to lift the 25 pound calf out of the swift current. Fortunately, nature came to the rescue and the calf climbed out to safety.
I was relived that I did not have to jump in and save Bob!
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Four National Parks in 11 days. A photographic road trip with my friend and fellow photographer Bob Karcz driving from Denver to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Glacier and Waterton Lakes (Alberta, Canada) National Parks.
Photographic opportunities included wild horses, black bear cubs, a wolf on an elk carcass, grebes, nursing moose calves, cinnamon black bear cub, coyote pups and majestic mountain vistas.
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I was on my way to photograph foxes at a nearby fox den. This osprey was just sitting on the post by the road as I drove by. I did a U-turn and shot from across the street until he flew off. Just as simple as that. Why can’t all bird shots be like that?
Black bears cubs will be exiting their dens soon to explore a new world (about mid-April in Summit County, Colorado). Sows give birth in the January/February time frame while in their den during hibernation. Cubs can journey out of the den in 8-10 weeks with their mother to learn about foraging, climbing trees, and hunting for small animals. Be on the lookout for bears over the next few months. Be respectful and keep a safe distance from any bear families.
This 3-4 month old bear cub is wondering if it is safe to come out and play?