Cow and Calf Moose

Today’s post features some cow and calf moose that I captured in 2006 at Sandy Stream Pond in Baxter State Park (Maine). In this first image, a cow and her calf are walking at the pond’s edge:

Moose Cow and Calf

A couple of minutes later, mom decided to cross the pond. With a little reluctance, the calf finally decided to follow her across the pond:

Moose calf crossing Sandy Stream Pond

Once on our side of the pond, the calf began to graze upon the greenery near us:

Moose Calf grazing

And some close-ups of the cow/calf:

Moose Cow

Moose Cow

Moose Cow

If you missed the previous two posts from Sandy Stream Pond, you can find them here:


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 2 body
  • Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens and Canon EF 500mm, f/4 IS lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with ballhead (with 500 mm lens) and Handheld (with 100-400mm lens)
  • ISO 200 to ISO 800, depending on shooting conditions
  • Aperture f/4 to f/8
  • Shutter 1/200 sec. to 1/800 sec.



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