Cow Moose, Suffering with the new snow, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Comments (12)

Axel J. Resto on April 28, 2008

Hi Rich, Nice shot. Love the entire elements composition.

Cheers, Axel

Richard Ryer on April 28, 2008

Greetings Hamza and Axel, Thanks for visiting the Moose and commenting. The winter in Jackson Hole was almost a record breaker as far as snow fall and sever weather. The deer, elk, moose, antelope and bison had a tough time foraging for food. The elk have the refuge they go onto and get fed, but the others are on their own. The place where the moose were sitting is right next to the road. the snow depth in the meadows in this area varied from six inches to two feet deep. Usually all this snow is melted off and the animals have had a month to graze and start fattening up. This pair were laying on the ground with the wind and snow hitting them. They looked miserable in the conditions. Happily I saw them the next morning and they were walking down a road toward, hopefully, a food source. This year spring is being a little tough on all these guys. I suspect they will be fine, but they sure looked sad when I took these pictures.

Cheers,

Rich

Juan Jo. Andújar on April 28, 2008

It is both saddening to see him well. I understand that the snow is beautiful but it is not the same thing live so besieged by snow. Cheers, Juan.

A. Trigo on April 28, 2008

Muy bella naturaleza. Saludos, A. Trigo

Richard Ryer on April 28, 2008

Greetings Juan, Thanks for visiting and commenting. Mom was sleepy and soon after this photo she stretched her neck and head out, settled on the snow and closed her eyes. Resignation to the snows that fell all day. Her yearling was just a few feet away and doing his best to stay warm and keep the snow out of his eyes. Warmer days are coming, the snows will melt from the low pastures and they will find plenty to eat. In a month the snowstorms will be just a memory. I am glad you like the moose, odd looking, but beautiful and graceful.

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on April 28, 2008

Saludos A. Trigo, Gracias por visitar y comentar. Es bella pero dura naturaleza del viernes. Su invierno ha sido tan largo y duro, grabar y profundidades de nieve hay dos pies de nieve donde debería haber ninguno. La naturaleza puede ser cruel e increíblemente hermoso al mismo tiempo. Me alegro de que te gusta esto. Estos dos estarán bien y disfrutar de la primavera en unas pocas semanas.

¡Salud!,

Rich

Fredouille34 on April 28, 2008

Nice shot Rich . Greetings, Fred

Richard Ryer on April 28, 2008

Greetings Fred, Thanks for visiting the moose and your comments. I am glad you like the photograph. I felt bad for the two moose lying in the snow with winds and more snow falling. There has been a really hard winter in Jackson Hole and it doesn't seem to want to let go this year. We saw two and three feet of snow in meadows that are usually open now. It won't be to much longer and spring will come to the valley floor.

Cheers,

Rich

lakegeneva on April 28, 2008

superbe moose,on sent qu'il est fatigué de l'hiver. vivement le printemps, sa chaleur et son herbe verte.

mes meilleures salutations richard

Richard Ryer on May 3, 2008

Bonjour Jérôme, Je vous remercie pour visiter l'orignal et des commentaires. Merveilleux. J'ai adoré ces images de l'orignal, car il montre comment ils ont à supporter les hivers rigoureux de la vallée. Mais ils ne ressemblent pas à elles souffrent. Ils sont résignés à simplement attendre que la neige jusqu'à ce que mieux échos météorologiques. Je suis sûr que la mère et les collations sont un an sur les nouvelles pousses vertes et de perdre leurs manteaux d'hiver. Bientôt, d'autres prendront leurs images telles qu'elles se présentent dans les piscines manger sur de nouveaux saules. Je suis heureux, j'ai pu obtenir ces images et que vous étiez en mesure de les apprécier. Merci encore de visiter.

À la vôtre,

Rich

© SashM on August 25, 2008

poor moose

Richard Ryer on August 27, 2008

Greetings SashM, Mom and her yearling looked very sad on this day of cold winds and heavy snow. I saw them the next day and they looked happier as they trotted down a road toward the mountains. The sun was out and the snow and wind only a memory.

Cheers,

Rich

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 27, 2008
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    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2008/04/25 14:07:38
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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