Hidden Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park
A couple of big bulls.
We had been looking for moose in this area and then came across this male on the road. He allowed us to photograph and follow him with our vehicle for about twenty minutes. He even stopped to urinate (second photo.)
The moose (North America) or Eurasian elk (Europe) (Alces alces) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over...