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Moose at Brainard Lake

Posted By admin16 On July 25, 2015 @ 11:45 am In Photography | 2 Comments

As the temperature in Boulder climbed to 93 degrees today, I went even higher in the Rocky Mountains than any day this year. My friend Sharon, a friend of hers also named Sharon, and I drove up to Brainard Lake [1] at 10,050 feet where the temperature this morning made me glad that I was wearing a heavy jacket even though the sun was out and we had little wind.

We went there thinking that we might see bull moose feeding in the willows just south of Brainard Lake. We saw five just as we arrived at sunrise.

But my friend Sharon spotted a young bull on the far side of the lake. While further away from us, we had clear views of him, so that’s where I directed my attention as long as he remained there.

The Moose Stands at Lower Right Below Mount Audubon [2]

The Moose Stands at Lower Right Below Mount Audubon

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Unlike the older bulls, younger ones prefer to eat and drink from the lake.‚Äč

Up from a Big Drink [3]

Up from a Big Drink

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As I watched, the young bull moved west. Then, it swam across the lake.

The Moose Swims [4]

The Moose Swims

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He swam to the south shore of the lake, where I was standing. He rejoined the herd.

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