Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Here is a different angle on the same moose that I shared a picture of yesterday. She was much closer to me in this photo than the other one. In fact, she was walking down the road towards me and was starting to get a little close for comfort so I slowly turned to retreat back to the safety of my truck. As soon as I turned she caught my movement and stopped, her ears flipping forward to listen. She stood in this position for at least a full minute before turning around and walking back down the road.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
A very calm and beautiful evening on Grand Portage Bay a day after the ice was broken up by winds in April 2014. The bay was filled with these beautiful little icebergs. Canada Geese and a variety of small ducks were enjoying the newly-opened waters of the bay.
Around here, moose have the right of way! That's a 3/4 ton Ford F-250 truck, and the moose makes the truck look small! The truck is our local reservation conservation officer, he just happened to be driving by as this moose was hanging out on the road. This is my first moose shot with the new Tamron 150-600mm lens and this picture was taken at 600mm. So far I am really liking this lens! It seems to be every bit as good as my Canon 100-400 lens. I have a few more shots of this moose that I really like, I'll probably be sharing them later. For now, enjoy this scene which was captured along Old Highway 61 in Grand Portage, MN!
Friday, April 18, 2014
There are some really cool ice formations hanging from the rock walls of the Pigeon River gorge just below High Falls right now. These likely won't last long as we're in for some pretty warm temperatures in the days ahead. For now, though, it is a fascinating sight! The ice was made by freezing mist coming off the falls and hitting the rocks.