I have been dreaming of getting a shot of a moose at a pond for years now, and I really lucked out when I was able to photograph this moose at the Eagle River Nature Center in Alaska with dramatic mountains in the background. I checked out this spot earlier in the evening (I’m actually standing on a viewing platform) and thought to myself that this would be a perfect spot to see a moose. So I came back around 9:30pm (sunset was around 11:40pm) and as soon as I got to the viewing platform this cow moose came out of the woods and into the pond to get a drink. I barely had enough time to get my camera out of my bag, and I didn’t have any time to setup my tripod or change lenses but fortunately my Nikon 70-200mm f/4 lens was on my camera which worked out well for this shot. The moose quickly walked across the pond and into the woods.
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