Caribou Moon

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Comments (19)

Rob Mullen on October 25, 2008

Lake Kamestastin is a 38 million year old meteorite crater and supports a forest of black spruce on its south shore amidst the tundra. This attracts large portions of the George River Caribou herd - largest in the world - during the spring and fall migrations

Lester Kovac on October 26, 2008

Fantastic picture, Rob!!

Tim Dellmann on November 1, 2008

Congratulations from Switzerland. Regards.

Rob Mullen on November 1, 2008

Thank you Tim. I was out with our crew's pro photographer Gary McGuffin and we'd been shooting a herd crossing the mountain ridge in the light from the setting sun. As we were packing the tripods and heavy lenses for the hard hike back to the canoe I spotted the moon coming up.

The the only reason I was able to get the shot is because at Gary's suggestion I brought my tripod and 300mm 2.8 (a recent addition that I haven't used much due to its weight and expense)rather than my usual stripped down field gear. The difference between a photographer and a painter I guess but the reference I was able to shoot with the heavier gear was amazing and a lesson learned.

We were two weeks at Kamestastin; details at

All the Best and thanks again, Rob

Sunpixx on November 2, 2008

:D Great photo!!!

Greetings Sunpixx

Rob Mullen on November 2, 2008

Thank you, we had been shooting the moon (so to speak) and lamenting that the herd that had just departed hadn't lingered when this next section showed up and very cooperatively crossed the ridge. Lucky day.

pelopako on November 10, 2008


Rob Mullen on November 10, 2008

Thank you pelopako

fam_mir_ga on November 13, 2008

Beautiful photografy. I like it. Voted.

Rob Mullen on November 13, 2008

Thank you and thanks for the vote

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on November 20, 2008

Very good picture.Congratulations.Looks like a SF movie.Greetings from Romania.

Rob Mullen on November 20, 2008

Thank you; a SF movie - hadn't thought of that but agree it has that feel

nixster on July 1, 2009


23skadoo on February 15, 2010

Rob, words cannot express the beauty of your photography and artwork. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. I am so thankful that I stumbled upon this site. You and your friends are so lucky to experience all of God's beauty firsthand. Thank you again for sharing. Cheryl

ELMUNT on September 9, 2010

Excellent photograph!!

Greetings from Spain

khand on October 3, 2011

goshh! awesome, god job keep doing it

Dominique Rolland ✩☂ on March 14, 2013

Merveilleuse et belle photographie


LEANNE on January 22, 2014

Too fabulous for words....amazing pic!

Diggory Venn on September 29

the herd are scrambling to the moon...

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 25, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rob Mullen
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2008/10/10 17:04:35
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash