If you don’t look carefully you’ll miss them. They are quietly munching all around the Tetons. Once, a long time ago, I was skiing here, and came upon a moose! Unlike a boulder it MOVED, and I had to dodge it!
You have to watch or you’ll walk right by and not even see them,
which is what happened with this mama moose!
After she finished eating, she called her calf,
and off they ran, away from us.
You gotta keep your eyes open in Teton National Park.
Beauty is everywhere.
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Breathtaking views of the Teton National Park. Love the beautiful fall colors.
I didn’t know moose can be this quiet. 🙂 Thank you for taking us there, Cindy!
Oh yes. They can be very quiet and unobtrusive, so you well may not ever know they are there! Thank you more for coming along Amy~ <3
I love your pictures, thanks. 🙂
I love your comments! Thank you more~ <3
I love hiking in and around the Tetons. I have pictures of moose, but none from this close! Is this Two Oceans Lake? I have several pictures of moose from that hike.
I love Two Oceans, but haven’t been there in awhile. We came upon these beauties on the Phelps Lake Overlook Trail. They were right off the dirt Moose Wilson Road.
which one is Eliot?
I think this Eliot’s daugher and grandaughter. At least that’s what they told me. But you know Moose, they’re not always that reliable in terms of explanations.
ha ha ha
What a sight..! great shots 🙂
Thanks my friend and cheers to you!
Gorgeous pictures. They are very impressive animals, I came once nose to nose with a moose in the woods…almost fainted 🙂
Who fainted first? You? Or the moose???? 😉
I think the moose was laughing 🙂
Beautiful pictures….mama moose, hiding and munching all the way 😀
She definitely wanted to finish her meal before she trotted off!
hmm they are handsome, not sweet and cuddly, ever been close enough to smell one that is wet?
That is funny that you mention it, but I don’t ever recall smelling wild animals, although people do mention this. I can smell their waste, but never the animals. People talk about how bear smell, or elephants. It’s possible I only see them when the wind is blowing my scent and theirs away, which is why I happen on them in the first place. I don’t know….
Such strange and yet wondrous creatures that can to roam in such pristine arenas. Beautiful…
Moose, like grizzlies, are synomous to me of true wilderness. I love them of course and so glad you do too!
I wish I was that good looking
Cracking up…..Eye of the beholder! <3
Marvelous moose. And a gorgeous backdrop. Beautifully shot, Cindy. Hugs.
Awww, hugs back to you Teagan and cheers too!
Love those moose. They are so unique and interesting. Great shots, again. Cheers to you, back. 🙂
They are the funniest creatures. The best shot I ever took of one was in Wonder Lake in Denali. It was a big male and of course, I have lost the photo!
Those moose can be a real hazard on the road. Many a driver has been taken out by them.
Yes, I was driving by Moose Lake in Idaho about fifteen years ago with my kids and had to slam on the brakes to narrowly avoid hitting one. I rolled my car a few years later, again with my kids, near Flathead Lake in Montana to avoid slamming into elk a couple of years later. My car was totaled and we were lucky we weren’t killed. Despite all this I still love Moose and Elk. It wasn’t their fault. I hear in Alaska they have a lottery, where income eligible people, sign up for moose that have been killed on the roads to feed their families.
Hi Cindy, I’m glad you survived all those near ecounters with disaster. We have had a few close calls ourselves in Northern Ontario, Canada. They can become mesmerized by the car headlights.
What a gorgeous park! It’s perfect for such a pretty moose and her calf. Momma must eat a lot of grasses in a day.
Yes, particularly now, as winter is coming and she needs to build up fat reserves. Same with me as a matter of fact, which is why I am eating cookies as I type this…..
We just had our Canadian Thanksgiving yesterday. I must have eaten a pound of butter, a cup of salt & a box of sugar with my wine.
LOL… building up reserves!
That sounds like a perfect and well balanced meal to me.
Amazing panoramas, thanks for posting them, for all to see.
Thank you more for appreciating them!
They are majestic creatures! Spectacular photos that bring out the colours of nature!
Thank you Rebecca. They are so interesting and unusual looking, and pretty shy too, so seeing a lot of them is a thrill.
They remind me of my grand adventures in Northern Canada. I’m so glad that you share your photos. Hugs!!
Oh, Cindy, you bring us such amazing beauty (and often with a funny story! I’m still chuckling picturing you trying to dodge a moose while you’re skiing)! Thanks for sharing these moose and the gorgeous fall colors of the Tetons!
You know it happened so fast and I’ll never forgot. It’s steep slopes in Teton Village. My brain registers, “big boulder, shouldn’t be there,” next it goes “boulders don’t move,” next “YOU BETTER MOVE FAST!”
It wasn’t till well after I past it that my brain was going, “You almost ran into a Moose!”
Well, I’m – for both you and the moose – that you did not collide! 😀
I know we both give thanks daily Alison to Mother Nature, and we apologize daily for all the harm we have done to her creations.
Great captures Cindy! When I saw the title I was half expecting a Scottish “There’s a moose loose around the hoose” 😉
Oh that’s funny! So, moose used (sorry about the rhyme) to be in Scotland around a 1000 years ago, and now they have been reintroduced. Is that correct?
It’s how Scots say mouse and house! 😉
More stunning photos, Cindy — thank you! You know, I’ve never seen a real moose. They’re kinda cute, aren’t they? Especially the babies, ha!
They are cute, because they are so awkward looking. Half the things on them I can’t figure out the purpose of…….Laughing!
Have you received any awards for your superb nature coverage?
Oh I am touched. Thank you. I just picked up photography as a hobby when I retired, so no awards. But the thought from you is honor enough for me.
Finally a moose picture… They are cranky animals… Poor eye sight..
Did you see the you tube video of the moose that got his antlers stuck in the swing set?
This ranger goes up to this panicked huge animal and carefully cuts him out. I was blown away by the ranger’s courage. The moose relaxed into him and seemed to know he was being helped. I know they can be cranky, but they also seem to appreciate being given space in the wild, and helped by a human for a change.
So glad I was able to get you your moose photos! I know you were waiting for them. Be well~
I really was! How about those multi-colored pools of boiling water? Ok I’m greedy:)
No, you are just prescient. I’ve got ’em for you. Some pretty out of the way ones too!
Wow, so much natural beauty, are you constantly swooning? 😉 Great moose shots, too. 🙂
I have never been here in fall before and I am blown away by the beauty~
Incredible photographs. What a wonderful time you must have had.
Thank you, and we saw wild animals everyday which is pretty much all I need to be happy!
Works for me!
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen Cindy, danke fürs zeigen…
They look so patient and serene in your photos, Cindy. Of course, you wouldn’t want to come upon Bullwinkle on a dark country road some night, as quite a few people have experienced, here in Maine!
That is soooo scary! I already almost ran into Bullwinkle’s cousin off of Bear Lake in Idaho about 15 years ago. It was a close call, and I did roll my car in Montana near Flathead Lake around five years or so after that with the kids in the car. It was elk this time. Still love ’em all! It’s not their fault we build roads through their habitat. If we drove like we drove in Africa, we would rarely hit them. But we’re Americans, we’re always in a hurry in our cars. I know I am. We did drive much more slowly this trip. I am learning as I get old! 😉
Moose are large creatures, much larger than I’d first thought before seeing them up close on a road as I drove through the Tetons. Magnificent creatures. Great pics, Cindy.
Glad you have seen them up close and yes, they are VERY big up close!!!
Ahhh I love moose! brings back fond memories of my native Alaska Moose in our yard! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Oh I bet it does! There are so many moose in Alaska. I remember seeing them near Nordstroms in Anchorage!
Cindy, I love how you capture the beauty of every living thing you photograph! Those moose look like they’re doing very well (judging from their beautiful, shiny coats!). As a weird aside, I’ve always thought about how strange it is that the plural for “goose” is “geese” but there that the plural for “moose” isn’t “meese.” Yeah, silly me huh! 😀 ~Lynn
Yes, I have thought of this too. There are so many senseless idiosynchrincracies in the English language!
Another gorgeous bunch of pictures! Beautiful animals and we get a close up look! The calf adorable! Lovely!
The calf was more timid by far than placid mama!
Mighty big critters those meese?moose?mooses? And the scenery is simply unbelievably beautiful.
Thank you Dor and looking forward to your Germany photos!
Absolutely stunning photos, Cindy. I really liked all the moose shots, they are harder to capture than you let on, and your captures are really great. I love seeing the really wet dew laps. Beautiful Teton photos too. Enjoy that lovely place! 😀
Moose are hard to photograph, because they are slightly monochromatic and the light has to be just right. Thanks for knowing this!
Up in New Hampshire we visited “Moose Alley.” In the early evening people parked their cars on the side of the road and before long moose were everywhere. They’re HUGE!! And a little intimidating as they run past your car. beautiful pics!
Oh I would so love to do that!
Seems like you’ve done a lot more!
I would still love to do it! <3
I ate chocolate mousse while enjoying your wonderful moose photos and gorgeous landscapes.
hehehee! Sounds like a perfect comboination, either that or Ben & Jerry’s moose tracks!
They must be very gentle animal. That is good. I like that. I hope if you actually run into one, will it get mad?
Beautiful pictures of the place indeed!
Yes, it is possible that if I ran into it, it would get mad, so I am very glad I was able to dodge it, but I was going fast and couldn’t stop in time!
I haven’t seen one of these critters since I lived back east. Thank you! beautiful photos!
Thank you more for the beautiful appreciation!
Fantastic photos of the moose and her calf. And it’s good to know they are loose, free to roam in this beautiful place!
Free to roam is always the best way to see wild animals.
Awesome! Thank you for sharing it.
Thank you more for appreciating the moose!
The closest to us are in Maine. My wife wants to see mooses! 🙂
Wow, when you say beauty is everywhere, you’re so right and you have captured it beautifully! 😀
Awwwww, thank you Linda!
Great shots, Cindy. Lovely colors and getting moose photos is always a thrill. Cheers
Yes it certainly is!
My favorite national park! We saw a lot of moose when we flew around Denali – they were like these, eating grasses in wet lands but when they lifted their heads, they had cascades of greenery hanging like drapes from their antlers!
I have a pic of this mama with her entire head under the water getting grass, only her ears poked out! Hilarious looking~
Such astounding colors Cindy. Good for you to see this Mama moose. Wonderful images.
So happy you enjoyed & cheers!
How beautiful. You’ll have to use this word when you’re in the wild…we have trained our dogs with it: “Friend!” It will earn you safe passage. 🙂
I’m ‘amoosed!’ (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
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You are so kind! Thank you~
Es bonito este otoño canadiense que estás disfrutando: los paisajes son preciosos y, los animales que pones también. Los alces me resultan interesantes porque no se dan por aquí. Se les ve pacíficos mientras pastan por los prados. 🙂
Si alces son animales muy interesantes y estoy tan contenta de que ellos hayan disfrutado! Tener un dia maravilloso de mi amiga! <3
What perfect fall photos – the golden reflections are amazing! How lucky to see this mama and baby moose – how can anyone hunt them😕
Don’t understand how anyone can hunt for fun!
When I saw the first photo, I thought “Bullwinkle!!!!!!” They are amazing looking creatures.
Laughing! Yes they are and I should have named the post Bullwinkle!
Those landscape shots are stunning and how funny do moose faces look! Loved the pics. 🙂
They are funny looking with all these odd bits on them! 😉
Such an amazing animal Cindy – thanks for the photos.
Thank you more for the appreciation!
Oh what beauty – both the landscape and the moose. Amazing animals. Thank you.
Awwww, thank you Cate!
So beautiful. I remember being at a glacier in Alaska back in the 80’s. A mother and her baby suddenly appeared. She saw us from a great distance, but even from that distance her stance was clearly protective and ready. We were wise enough not to move closer, but oh what magic to see them out there.
Oh I can imagine, buy a glacier must have been remarkable!
Indeed. Most extraordinary blue. You feel you have stepped back in time.
You couldn’t beat a moose with a glacier back-drop! I can only imagine it~
U inspired me yet again..=^_^= thanks
So pleased to hear it and thank you!
Beautiful photos 🙂
Cindy, the tetons in fall must be so beautiful. Thank you for these awesome pictures. Hugs! Veraiconica
Thank you more for the virtual hugs!
Stunning photos!’Moose on the loose. 😁
Cracking up……keep your eyes open, there’s moose’s here! 😉 😉
LOL! 👓👓Eyes open, and on alert!😁
Amazing photography, Cindy! Landscapes are breathtaking.. And I can see every little detail on that moose! Aw amazing 🙂
I was suprised at the details on the moose too. I had no idea about the hollows near the neck for example!
Wonderful photos Cindy, they are so big animals.
They are, and when you accidentally get near them, their size is intimidating!
Great reflections on the lake. 🙂
This lake just seems to do this as long as the sun is out which it finally was on the last day!
Just to see you off. I know the feeling 🙂
Yes! Each day was overcast and no reflection, except for the last. The best was saved for last!
That autumn colour is stunning Cindy.
We don’t get these colors at The Holler, so I have to travel to see it!
Worth travelling for…
It definitely is because it thrills me to no end!
You have such a successful blog and huge following – how do you keep up with it all ? Makes me flattered you still find a moment to visit me.
Oh course I still follow you! Love your blog! I love bloggers and blogging so it is all a lot of fun for me. Cheers to you and thank you~
Jackson was a jumping-off place when I, and a couple of friends would fish on the Snake River. I loved the area just north of Jackson and out along the river. ….almost as much as the Three Forks area up in Montana. You’re so right about the moose, Cindy. I’ve seen more of them without really looking for them than is believable. They’re pretty big when you’re close up with them too. Great pics, Cuz. 🙂
I spent some summers playing in The Snake River and have rafted down it a couple of time and rode horses across it and along it many times. I used to see otters there when I was young. I love the Snake, just as you do cuz~
Oh wow how beautiful, absolutely beautiful-stunning, and love the photos of the moose.
So happy you enjoyed and be well my friend!
Very beautiful Cindy. And Peggy and I will attest to how difficult it can be to spot moose. As for scaring a cow moose with its calf, that’s scary. When I lived in Alaska, old timers worried more about moose than they did bears. –Curt
They can be testy, I’ve seen videos, although I never in my life encountered anything but peacful moose, thank God! Most of the sightings we had on this trip were mom’s with calves and they were all peaceful. Of course we respect their space, just like buffalos.
People running the Iditarod have had many encounters. The moose think the sled dogs are wolves. 🙂 -Curt
Yeah in winter it is a different experience, like when I almost skiied into one. They can’t run away as fast as they are hampered by the snow drifts. One has to avoid them. I’ve been to Alaska so many times, but never in winter. I know they have a lottery for families to pick up the moose kill on the roads based on familial need. Certain stretches of roads get the most killed moose, like the road from Anchorage to Girdwood, because the Alyeska ski resort draws drivers from Anchorage, and the moose panic and can’t run away from the cars fast enough in the snow, so they often try and bolt on the road. Poor moose.
Oh my gosh, I’ve always wanted to see a moose. Incredible shots. I can’t believe you almost skied into one. Wow.
I couldn’t believe it either!!! Laughing……
Beautiful landscapes and gentle creatures!!! You really live an exciting life Cindy!!! God bless and thanks for sharing your adventures with us.
Not everyone would find my life exciting or even interesting, but I am glad you appreciate it! Cheers to you my friend~
Aaww! I love mamas and babies. I just sigh when I look at your photographs and I wish I had your skill. K
You understimate yourself but you are very kind and considerate to tell me this. Thank you & cheers too! <3
Gorgeous! I’d love to go there sometime soon!
Thank you and I hope you do!
Fantastic shots. I’ve always wanted to see a moose up close. Now I feel like I have 🙂
Wonderful! I am glad I posted it!
I’m way behind about 300 other people but… What wonderful works of nature those creatures are. Never seen one (but we thought we heard one once… Not good enough!) RH
You will have it go back! It is always good to have to go back!! Be well my friend~
It’s not hard to keep your eyes open in Teton National Park. What beauty!
You’re right! It’s harder to close them and go to sleep!
The photos show why. Lovely photos< Cindy.
Beautiful photos, Cindy!
Very pleased you enjoyed them~
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Some fantastic photographs of moose…just because!
Just because you are so nice! Thank you & cheers to you~
I am always amazed by your wildlife and nature photography…actually I am in awe of your photography skills in general <3
Visa versa 2 U X 2!! <3 <3
Good thing you could run fast! They are huge creatures. Great captures!
If they wanted to, they could outrun me!
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Cindy, wow oh wow! I love the golden glowing vibrant trees, even better the double vision of this gorgeous landscape! My son (James Matthew) who is neither big nor slow has had a nickname that I dislike: “Moose.” He is easy going and handsome, quick and not slow moving. Seeing the beauty in your photos of moose, mother and child, made me feel much better about this label of his. 🙂
Yes, a nickname of Moose is something to be proud of. They are regal creatures. Happy Friday Robin~ <3
I went on a crazy, busy weekend and back seeing your sweet comment, Cindy. I will tell Jamie he is named after a “regal” animal and that my friend, Cindy, says so! 🙂 Have a wonderful week. You posts always lift me up. I was sorry to notice a comment about your losing many of your posts from your blog. I was very sorry to read this, Cindy. Sending belated hugs ♡ your direction.
Jamie is a soulful name and so is Moose. He gets that from his mother! Hugs to you my dear friend~ <3
I’ve always liked them, even though they can be a little scary to meet while riding a horse. Beautiful portraits. Thank you for sharing them with us 🙂
I can imagine. How does your horse react and visa versa?
Wow. What a treat. We don’t have moose in Australia. At least, not in the wild. I met a Canadian traveller while we were at Byron Bay and she told me about the dangers of moose on the roads and why they drive such big cars. That sounded really scary Indeed, I was considering making her an honorary Australian. Scarying people with tales of dangerous wildlife is an Australian national sport and she gave us a run for our money with her moose on the loose on the roads stories.
By the way, being a bird lover, you’ll love this. She told me that she heard a bird here which sounded like a monkey. For about 10 minutes, I had no idea what she’d heard but then remembered the kookaburra which is also known as the “laughing jackass”. That was it. xx Rowena
Love the kookaburra, but what stumped me were all the cats screaming in one bush! It sounded like 50 mating cats. Can you guess what they were?
Black cockatoos! I stood right next to all of them while they annihilated some kind of bushy tree. In the US these birds sell for well over 50K as pets. I don’t even think you can buy them anymore. I was like, “Oh my GOD! This bush is FULL of precious birds!!” The Ozzies laughed. 😉
Oh Cindy, that is priceless. I’ll have to tell my kids. We get the odd black cockatoo around here. We do get a lot of sulfur-created cockatoos, rainbow lorrikeets and ducks. Usually, the ducks congregate in parks around the waterfront but they’ve had a population explosion and so they’re in most of the nearby back streets. The drivers around here are pretty well trained by the ducks and stop to let them cross. However, in previous years, I’ve watched the trail of ducklings sadly dwindle. Every now and then, we’ve seen a trail of almost full grown ducks waddling round in a line and it was nice to see they’d made it. Hope you’re having a great weekend xx Rowena
I am in awe of Australia’s birds! It was like being in a candy store for me. I definitely want to go back!
Great shots of the moose (the 3rd one I really like), and what really catches me is the scenery and landscape in which you were in ~ incredible. Beautiful Cindy, and wishing you a great weekend.
Thanks Randall. Your comment cheers me up. You know what I did last night? I inadvertantly and permanently deleted 50% of my wordpress image gallery, which deleted 50% of the photos in my posts permanently. So I have been trashing posts all day. I guess it’s called downsizing! 😉 I am focusing on Zen-ing myself now, “all is impermanent….”
Heartbreaking to lose 50% of your images from your gallery ~ however, you have captured the right spirit in downsizing so you can start anew. So many incredible shots made but mostly so many more to be made 🙂 Wish you well!
Somehow I sensed you would have something helpful to say and you just said exactly the right thing and I feel better. Thank you!
Great shots of grreat animals. Indeed they are huge. In Sweden often the cause of severe car accidents. I have been close to crashing into them several times – always with my heart pounding and stopping the car to breathe. Majestic males, but the cows too are big.
I had a near miss with a moose on the road, so I can well relate to your burst of adrenalin. It does focus one’s attention immediately doesn’t it? And afterwards it clarifies what is actually important in life! Stay safe and drive slow!
Gorgeous Mousses and that scenery is something else!
I have heard that mooses are afraid of mices! 😉
Liebe Cindy das sind ja wieder atemberaubende Foto alles so schön an zu sehen ganz toll und wie die Elche dort laufen einfach so schön danke dir für diese tolle Aufnahmen wünsche dir einen guten Start in die neue Woche in Freundschaft Klaus
Sie sind ein lieber Freund Klaus und ich wunsche Ihnen das Allerbeste!
What a beautiful land and a homely animal. At least compared to your antelope.
Yes, moose are ungainly aren’t they! I can’t figure out what half the things on them are. Still they are fascinating and a big thrill to see. This trip I saw two cows with calves.
That is amazing. I may live and die, never having seen in person half of the wonders. I do envy your ability to travel. I’m living vicariously through your pictures. XOXO
I never would have anticipated when I was raising my children that I would ever be doing this one day either. Life does give you suprises and choices you can never anticipate, so never say never! If you want it. It may well happen. You have to sacrifice other stuff though, so it’s a question of what you want to do. Lots of people would not enjoy traveling as much as I do. They have other priorities.
Our fav by far is the mama and calf running off. How precious. Teton doesn’t even seem real, Cindy. It’s so beautiful that it has an animated quality. Lovely, indeed my dear!!
It is definitely one of my most favorite places in the world. Glacier & the Tetons, are just special. I love mama moosey and baby moosey too! They were definitely mosying off weren’t they. They had enough of me! 😉
Mind blowing pictures Cindy
So pleased you think so & thank you!
Wow these shots of the moose and Autumn landscapes are spectacular!
Awwwww, mil grazi! <3
I love moose. The animals and the dessert.
So happy you do & cheers to you!
2 cheers for mooses! 😉
What amazing detail on the faces of those antelope!! (but the moose was my favorite– so goofily charming). as always, your photos are incredible!!
Moose are the most curious looking, and moving creatures! So happy you appreciate all the wild creatures & thank you too!
Agree– moose are lovably odd. My nephew moved to Alaska and his wife has been sending along moose photos too. So fascinating…
There are LOTS of moose in AK!
Great photographs, you got really close to that moose mama. My daughter took a picture of me with a moose in background, but not that close. As you say, he was just quietly standing there and munching his grass.
They are really mysterious creatures aren’t they. Very hard for me to read their body language.
True, they behave different than deer, they rather walk away than run, and they are loners. More ancient genes, I guess 🙂
I think that might be it, I will google it, older evolutionarily? Fascinating but somehow unknowable. I love them of course, as I know you do.
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There is just so much awesomeness from this post 🙂
Thank you for your wonderfully kind comments! <3
No problem 🙂
I’ve never been out that way. I’ve sorta been all around it, but not in it! I’ve never seen a single moose! I would love to go up that way for a stay, Big Sky Country, Glacier National Park is on my list, but I suppose Jackson Hole isn’t TOO far from there!
It is just around the corner, relatively speaking. I hope you do go, soon! <3
It’s about three years away, our trip — The Mister has to accrue enough PAID vacation — lol 🙂
It gives you something to plan for and look forward too!
Great captures 🙂