The Traveler: Deb Alwin of Woodbury.
The scene: A mother moose and her calf waded in the south fork of the Tongue River, a tributary of the Yellowstone River, in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. “They eventually crossed the river to a small meadow, the calf following its mother,” Alwin wrote in an e-mail.
Trip details: Alwin was camping at the Prune Creek Campground, in Bighorn National Forest, where she and her husband were tent camping and fly-fishing. Trout fishing there is terrific, and Alwin also caught this unexpected, quiet moment. “Apparently, the Big Horn Mountains are full of moose,” she wrote. “We were also lucky to see two bull moose on this trip in a campground farther north.”
Getting the shot: Alwin used her old point-and-shoot Panasonic Lumix digital camera, model DMC-TZ5, and zoomed in a little to make this photograph of the first moose cow and calf she had ever seen in the wild. “At first, I was frozen in my spot when I saw the pair, and then waited for the right moment to take several photos. They did not seem to be bothered by my presence. In fact, I saw them several other times while we were camping,” Alwin wrote.
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