Portrait of a Bull Moose
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
A striking bull moose poses for a portrait as he slowly makes the morning rounds among members of his harem. Although he is not enormous, he has successfully established himself over any challengers as the dominant bull in a group of about a dozen moose gathered for the rut in the Gros Ventre Wilderness. Moose mate polygamously, and this bull will spend his fall days circulating the harem, grazing, napping, and fiercely defending against lesser suitors.