Boring collective noun, but a very kewl animal. We were quite lucky to find this young female in the Lamar Valley during my recent trip to Yellowstone National Park. She was a bit skittish and was too shy to cross the road because of a clique of photographers…sorry, but I had to include that noun. Naturally we were not standing in the crossway that the moose wanted to use, but others were not so conscientious.
If you’d like to join me in the park next year, send me an email. You can see all of my moose images and order prints if you are so inclined…HERE.
In case you were curious:
- The word “moose” comes from the Algonquin Indians. It means “twig-eater” or “the animal that strips bark off of trees.”
- The moose is the world’s largest deer.
- Moose weigh 1,100 to 1,800 lbs.
- A moose’s lifespan is 15-25 years.
- Moose can run at a speed of 35 mph and swim at a speed of 6 mph speed.
- Moose can stay under water for about 30 seconds.
Here is the map of Lamar Valley where we located this moose.