Sibbald Meadows – Moose

Rule #1… Always have your camera ready…

I headed out to do some fishing at Sibbald meadows Pond, and shortly after turning off the highway I was thinking I should pull over and put my long lens on the camera when I spotted this big beautiful (if somewhat shaggy) moose standing knee deep in a marsh with a mouthful of grass staring straight at me… And my camera was still in the bag. It was easily the most iconic moose scene I’ve ever witnessed, and I totally missed it.  I stopped in the middle of the road and tried to gear up as quick as I could and got off a couple shots before it headed off away from the road. But it doesn’t really do justice to the original scene.

I don’t think I caught any fish on this particular evening, but a moose sighting, as well as some bluebirds I had been meaning to photograph (there’s a section of the road to the pond lined with nesting boxes), made for a nice evening out..

Wild North American Moose, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild North American Moose, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Male Mountain Bluebird on a barbed wire fence post

Male Mountain Bluebird on a barbed wire fence post

Osprey in a pine tree, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Osprey in a pine tree, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Tree Swallow perched on a fence post

Tree Swallow perched on a fence post

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