Moose Monday - I Saw Moose in Yellowstone National Park!

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Moose Monday - I Saw Moose in Yellowstone National Park!

I was lucky to spot this mother and calf from a distance (near the bottom center of the following photo).

Moose in Yellowstone National Park

Then they decided to swim in the lake.   See photo in last week's post: Moose Monday - Moose Memorable Moment of My Latest Visit to Yellowstone National Park

I had to run to my car and to safety once I saw in my viewfinder that the moose where swimming in my direction (objects/animals may be closer than you realize by the time you stop looking through the viewfinder!).

From the seat of my car, I was able to get the following close-up shot of these wonderful pair of moose.

Moose in Yellowstone National Park

Let's say that you do not want to be close to a moose especially if it is a mother and her calf!

If you need advice of what to do if you are approached by a moose, check out the following link on what you need to do in the following moose cam video by Jeff Ewelt, Director at the Beartooth Nature Center in Red Lodge, Montana: Jeff the Nature Guy with Moose Advice  .

 

Happy Moose Monday!

 

Want to see more photos?  Check out my other photos by visiting my Photo Blog Book .

If you want to see the rest of my posts on Yellowstone National Park, check out Chapter 11. 

Photos and/or written content produced by Gerry Khatchikian. All rights reserved and may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Gerry Khatchikian.

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Gerry Khatchikian
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Good morning Marc,

I don't remember starring at them too look since I was more preoccupied with taking as many good photo sof them that I could.   But, I hope you enjoyed your starring contest and that you won.  Have a great start to your week!  :)

July 26, 2010 10:01 AM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Gerry - I absolutely adore that second photo.  Mom and baby make a great picture!  What time of year is too cold to visit Yellowstone?  Would September be safe?

July 26, 2010 05:35 PM
Rainer
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Rich Murray
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Very nice. I don't think I'd want to get near them. They are pretty from a distance.

July 26, 2010 07:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Gerry, nice photos!  I need to take Darcy to Yellowstone!

July 26, 2010 07:37 PM
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Brenda Archambault
The Real Estate Investment Institute

Gerry, I have seen your photos of the moose in your town, do you get Mama's and babies in town too?

July 26, 2010 08:41 PM
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Elizabeth Bolton
Cambridge MA Realtor
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA

Hi Gerry ~ I was psyched when I saw your photo in my blog roll - it's Monday - there must be a moose! Better yet, two. What a wonderful picture - so sweet.

Liz

July 26, 2010 11:43 PM
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Don Eichler
Century 21 Shirley Hooks, Inc.

Gerry, They sure look healthy and happy, nothing like having your own lake to swim in.

July 27, 2010 12:06 PM
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Myrl,

I am glad you enjoyed the photo of mom and baby moose.  I think September is still a good month to visit Yellowstone.  I have never visited in September but I don't think it would be that cold.  But then again the term cold is relative, I had a couple of friends from California who visited Red Lodge a couple of weeks ago.  We were sitting outside and watching the stars at night and it got a little too cold for them. 

When you are at high altitudes (like in Red Lodge or Yellowstone), the temperature can change quickly and many times throughout the day.  So it is always wise to bring a warm jacket and be prepared to have extra layers just in case there is a sudden drop in temperature.  For more detailed info about the weather in September (and throughout the year), you can check out the Yellowstone website at http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/weather.htm

According to the website, for September, the average maximum temperature is 67.8F and the average minimum temperature is 37F (with average total snow fall of 0.5 inch)

July 27, 2010 04:34 PM
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Rich,

It sure was pretty to watch them from a distance.  Very nice indeed.  :)

July 27, 2010 04:35 PM
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Tony,

It would be a very fun road trip to plan for the two fo you.  I am sure the two of you would enjoy Yellowstone.  There were plenty of tourists from Utah during my most recent visit (judging by the license plates on the visitors' cars and trailers).

July 27, 2010 04:39 PM
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Brenda,

Yes, we do get to see mama and baby moose in town too once in a while.   I have a photo of them in someone's backyard.  Click on the following link to see:

 

July 27, 2010 04:42 PM
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Liz,

Thank you.  Usually, I have one moose on Moose Monday.   I was lucky to have two to share this apast Monday and they will make a few more appearances on Mondays on your blog roll!  :)

July 27, 2010 04:45 PM
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Don,

You gave me the idea for a great title for an upcoming Moose Monday post which will again feature these same two moose!   Thank you.  :)

July 27, 2010 05:11 PM
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Mary Douglas
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
United Country Ponderosa Realty

Hi Gerry, that is a great capture.  The little calves are so cute. I've heard the same thing about the cantankerous moose, and hope if I ever see one it will be at a distance :-)

July 29, 2010 11:14 PM
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Mary,

Thank you.  I am fine with "from a distance".  Never want to jeoparedize security and health for a photo no matter how beautiful it may turn out.  :)

July 31, 2010 09:46 AM
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Debbie Walsh
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Keller Williams Realty

Gerry love the close up of mom and baby. 

August 01, 2010 11:37 PM
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Debra,

I am glad you enjoyed the close-up.  Thank you for stopping by to comment.   :)

August 02, 2010 04:18 PM
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Carol Ryniewicz
Associate Broker - CT & MA
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Wow how amazing! I would love to have seen that in person!

August 18, 2010 07:47 AM
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Jim Frimmer
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Mommy does not look too happy that you were eyeing her little calf.

August 27, 2010 09:15 PM
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Gerry Khatchikian
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Jim,

She definitevely was on guard!   She was very concerned at first but she eventually realized that I had nothing but good intent.  :)

August 29, 2010 08:16 AM
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