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Photo Info

Dimensions2848 x 4288
Original file size9.98 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken6-Sep-14 12:07
Date modified10-Jul-19 22:14
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D2X
Focal length600 mm
Focal length (35mm)900 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/400 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 160
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x


This young female moose always entered the lake by herself. Every time I saw her she looked nervous and skittish, like one aware that danger was always nearby, hidden in the forest. I started trying to put myself in her place. Alone, lacking claws or horns to defend herself, constantly needing to figure out where it was safe to be in a park full of predators. Sharing the lake with people lining the shore must be stressful too. We posed no threat, but could she be sure?

Location: Glacier National Park, MT