Colorado has a small moose population that is growing. Typically the few moose that we have can be found on the Western Slope or the West side of the Continental Divide if you know where to look. Occasionally over the past few years we have had some bulls that wander over to the Eastern side of the Continental Divide looking for love. Once they figure out they are lost they typically head back up the Poudre Canyon for the West side.
Recently we have had some sightings of some moose around Estes Park. This cow along with her calf have been wandering around town. The first sighting I heard of was by the big slide at 7:00 AM on Sunday morning. The next day by the Catholic Church and moving North. I captured this shot while the cow and her calf were resting at the MacGregor Ranch North of Estes Park.
You can barely see the ears of the calf to the left of the mother. These moose are much lighter in color than the typical moose. Mother Nature does a great job of blending her animals with the backgrounds they live in.
Have a terrific day!