19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Bull Moose Posing In His Autumn Home

A very large bull moose struck this cute tongue-out pose on a cold end-of-September morning. The autumn color was just starting to near peak and it seemed like even this big bull was soaking it in. Deeper in the forest, a cow elk and her yearling twins were bedded down.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Lake City, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Deirdre Rosenberg