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Hey, Mom!

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 12 September 2012 in Animal & Insect.

We had been watching this moose grazing in Rocky Mountain National Park, when suddenly her baby came trotting up from it's hiding place in the brush.

Females give birth to one or two calves in the spring—each weighing some 30 pounds (14 kilograms). These calves grow quickly and can outrun a person by the time they are just five days old. Young moose stay with their mothers until the following mating season.

Moose series

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/22.0 ISO 400 247 mm (35mm equiv.)

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A great find!

12 Sep 2012 5:26am

Visu...Elle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Adorable !

12 Sep 2012 5:39am

Jatta from Joensuu, Finland

They really have posed to you, great!

12 Sep 2012 6:07am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Lucky find. Nice photo.

12 Sep 2012 6:08am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely moment captured here.

12 Sep 2012 6:24am

yalda from Iran

lovely moment.
baby & mom

12 Sep 2012 6:32am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A nice shot at the right moment !

12 Sep 2012 7:12am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Oh, that's touching... Nice capture!

12 Sep 2012 8:28am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Oh ...A wonderful photo ...!!

12 Sep 2012 8:34am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very very nice
Excellent shot

12 Sep 2012 8:47am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom


12 Sep 2012 9:10am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

They could probably outrun me just after they're born:) Sweet

12 Sep 2012 10:08am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

so sweet, such a wonderful scene caught

12 Sep 2012 10:17am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Enternecedor! Bonitos momentos de la madre con el hijo...

12 Sep 2012 10:32am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Awwww! Kawaii, a moose only a mother could love:)

12 Sep 2012 11:10am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great catch, Barbara - bet you wouldn't want to come between those two, eh?

12 Sep 2012 11:17am

@Jason Politte: Not and live to tell about it! ;-)

julie from besançon, France

Touchant :-) 5*

12 Sep 2012 11:34am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Very nice scene! Superb image!

12 Sep 2012 1:02pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this moose and baby. The maternal instinct is very strong in these mother's at this early age of the baby. Well done.

12 Sep 2012 3:17pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I love this shot, Barbara. Momma and baby in the wild. Great capture and share.

12 Sep 2012 4:12pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

AWWW! What a delightful and precious image!

12 Sep 2012 5:51pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A tender moment up close to momma. A lovely shot.

12 Sep 2012 6:11pm

franz from Baden, Austria

tenderness can be found everywhere ... lovely, intimate capture !!

12 Sep 2012 8:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

awww is right. fine capture

12 Sep 2012 11:04pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is adorable! Just wonderful!

13 Sep 2012 12:16am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Moose, moose ... Mommy, baby ... what fun!

13 Sep 2012 2:13am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A cute capture of these two! Perfect timing.

13 Sep 2012 2:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A gorgeous moment!

13 Sep 2012 8:16am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The Mother Moose gave you a precious and unexpected present: she trusted you enough to introduce her baby! This is endearing!You were lucky and did the best of it!

13 Sep 2012 8:22am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful moment. Great capture. Excellent. :)

14 Sep 2012 5:51pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I agree with some of your contacts...wonderful moment

23 Sep 2012 6:47am

1/60 second
ISO 400
247 mm (35mm equiv.)