Benjiis Lake part III
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|Final picture from the Benjiis Lake. As the moose left the trail to enteer the woods, we were able to advance in the trail. Passing by him, he was at around 25 feet in the woods. Was harder to have a good frame for the picture, and since he was spotting me, I didnt stay too long trying to compose the perfect shot! That is why theres some leaves and tree in the frame.|
Heres a few notes about mooses:
The moose is the world's largest living deer, standing 1.7 to 1.8 metres at the shoulder. It is characterized by its large size, long face with overhanging muzzle, dewlap or 'bell' under the throat, long legs and short tail. The male moose, or bull, has large palmate antlers. The moose is usually dark brown to black with beige or gray lower legs.
In Cape Breton:
In Cape Breton, moose were rare by 1900 and wiped out by 1924 due to excessive hunting and habitat destruction. Parks Canada decided to try to re-introduce moose to the park in the 1940s. To this end, 18 animals from Elk Island National Park were released in Cape Breton Highlands National Park during 1947 and 1948. It is likely that all the animals in Cape Breton now have descended from these original 18 animals.
In 1995, the moose population density in northern Cape Breton was estimated at approximately 5 moose per square kilometre! In the absence of the wolf, there is no natural control for the moose population within the park other than a brain worm introduced by white tailed deer and the occasional kill by a bear.
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great picture, I like the vague braqnches and the sharp animal. Ori
- [2006-09-29 16:35]
Perfect lighting on the moose's face -I can make out the details in his eyes!
I would rather have branches and leaves in the composition rather than something man-made (such as a fence) because that just reminds us that it truly is wild.
Very nice capture indeed.
Bravo pour cette fantastique capture! C'est évident que les conditions de prise de vue n'étaient pas idéales mais j'aime bien ce regard intense qu'il te donne :-) Les détails sont très nets et l'exposition est excellente! Vous êtes bien chanceux de povoir es voir de si près! Merci,
- [2006-10-01 13:11]
Wow, that is fantastic - our elks can't beat that! Very nice sharp shot. I like the way he's peering at you. I wonder how close you were? Pity about the tree trunk in front, but I don't suppose you had time to chop it down!
c'est un peu dommage qu'il y est eu ce petit arbre devant mais j'aime bien l'hatitude de l'orignal,placide.