We think this baby moose calf was just recently born, because his legs still seem wet, he had lots of difficulty walking, and he has a plug of some sort in his rear that we are guessing may be associated with a very recent birth. He was one of two babies with his mother. The other could walk a bit better, so may have been born just a bit earlier. Best viewed in the largest sizes.
We just returned from our short camping trip. We camped along the Cache le Poudre River near the Northpark region of Colorado. The Cache le Poudre was running at flood stage due to all the runoff from the heaviest winter snowpack in many, many years. It was beautiful and a bit frightening. We had driven up to a meadow where you were supposed to have a good chance of seeing moose and had waited for over an hour in the dusk. We saw only one moose and from about a quarter of a mile away. We'd given up and were driving back to our camp when we spotted the mother moose and her two tiny calves not far from the road. Mom was unperturbed by us and let us photograph her and her babies for about fifteen minutes. The lighting was difficult as it was close to dark. I was using my 400 mm lens for this and it needs a lot of light. I had to drop the shutter speed to 1/60th second to get this shot. I was surprised it was so sharp, given the slow speed.
I hope you folks had a great weekend, too.