Saturday, August 23, 2008

Alaska Sunday XIX

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As last week, I spent most of my spare time this week watching the Olympics.
I will be back on my regular posting schedule for the travel log next week.
We will be continuing into British Columbia ( a most beautiful place filled with wildlife).

Speaking of wildlife, I will leave you with one photo from B.C.

While traveling, Martha always kept the D200 w/ VR lens in active mode for snapshots.
(BTW, the front windshield was always (most always) clean.




Moose on the Loose
200 mm focal length ....... at 70 mph
(Click on the photo for an up-close and personal look)


The Moose crashed out of the trees and trotted across the road.
Way to go Martha! Good eyes. Great action photo.
Do you think the Moose had crossed here before?
Look at those skid marks.

Photo by Martha
Good driving by Troy


Comments appreciated.
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34 comments:

HFD60 said...

Very cool...I would agree this isn't the first time he's been seen here....

Louise said...

Love this "clean windshield" photo! The colors are fantastic. Giggling at the skid marks. They really add some panache to the photo!

Aileni said...

I never realised that the Moose looked so graceful, normally we are favoured with only the lugubrious expression.
Skid marks were noted and we wondered also.
Brilliant reflexes all round.

RuneE said...

Impressive at that speed - but you should be glad that it didn't crash into you - moose are BIG!!

PS I have moved the Bridges Between to Visual Norway.

Daryl said...

Well if not him, then someone/thing else sure did .. EXCELLENT shot Martha, good steering Troy!

:-Daryl

marc aurel said...
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marc aurel said...

Was it in Alaska or BC?
If BC I suspect skid marks from Canadian driver approaching corner too fast.
So much approve of losing verification.

Gretchen said...

How neat! I've never seen one in the wild before.

Rima said...

Hello Troy and Martha ..and thanks for visiting and linking me :) What a great place and a great moose!!
All best wishes to you from Scotland
Rima

ratmammy said...

great photo!

AphotoAday said...

Moose certainly are huge, aren't they...
Very tall and massive creatures...

About twenty years ago I was on a logging road in British Çolumbia and on a bend in the road I drove right up close on two of them -- scared the heck out of me, and no time to grab the camera...

storyteller said...

You and me both! I’m exhausted … but it’s been wonderful too. Love this ‘moose’ capture!
Hugs and blessings,

willow said...

Great shot! And those skid marks! They need a moose crossing sign!!

kjpweb said...

It's his crossing - just the drivers aren't used to it! ;)

Cheers, Klaus

Misty Dawn said...

How cool! I've been going on walks specifically looking for Whitetail Deer - I can't imagine how neat it would be to see a Moose!!!

fishing guy said...

Troy: I've seen what a deer does to a car, I can only imagine what a Moose would do to your car. Love the photo.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I am glad it crossed the road before you got there ~ they are not the kind of thing one would want to have a close encounter with. Wonderful photo!

babooshka said...

A moose on the loose. We are supposed
to have a wild wallaby, but I can't find him. Great catch.

Bradley Myers said...

You know at 70 mph these moose become hood ornaments. Actually they become the whole front end of the car, LOL.

Nikki-ann said...

Wow, you don't see wildlife like that crossing the road in this country (UK)! Great capture :)

leslie said...

Good timing - for you both! There might have been 3 pieces of roadkill had you been 3 seconds earlier!

Shellmo said...

How great to see this - perfect caption! And love the background of the trees!

photowannabe said...

Really neat action shot there Martha and great driving Troy. I love the wild crashing out of the woods.

Bob Johnson said...

Wow, very cool, captured just at the right time, cool you had the vr lens.

The Texican said...

You two are quite the team. I'm never ready for a shot like that. Thanks Martha. Pappy

Abraham Lincoln said...

Thanks for posting this photo. I love it.

Tommy V said...

great catch. I sure would not like that to run in front of may car at 70.

sonia a.m. said...

Great photo! Well done!

Michael Palmer said...

That is a great capture!! thats one big moose!!

Kathiesbirds said...

I was just going to say the same thing about the skid marks! Glad you didn't hit this guy! What a great capture!

Arija said...

What wonderfully quick reactions from you both. The sort of opportunity one just would hate to miss. I've only encountered a moose
on the road once in Sweden, it was a young one but the experience lingers. Thanks for sharing this gem.

Michelle said...

Great photography. I bet that was a hard shot to get. Those big guys are fast when they need to be.

Neva said...

I guessing that hitting a moose is way worse than hitting a deer....neither of which I hope I ever do!!! Nice shot!

Louis la Vache said...

Whadda mean "good driving by Troy?" "Louis" sees those skid marks on the road! ;-)