Happy World Wildlife Day!
Per the United Nations, today is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people.
Our treatment of wolves, especially in the Northern Rockies, comes to mind. If you want to learn more about the ongoing slaughter of our wolves in the states surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, read my latest article: "Why are we killing (Yellowstone) wolves", where I do a deep dive into the reasons why wolves are being hunted.
In my mind, every day deserves to be wildlife day!
I met this moose well before sunset as he was bedded down and he; as most often seems to happen; didn't get up until the sun had set and the most beautiful light had gone for the day.
He was very accommodating in having his picture taken, however, so it ended up being a great day!
Intense stare into the camera.
Use a long lens and keep your distance as moose can be pretty unpredictable, especially during the fall mating season.
Surrounded by beautiful fall colors.
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