Hungry Horse, Montana
July 26, 2012
FSR 895H took us up into the Swan Mountains overlooking Hungry Horse Reservoir. The area was devastated by a large fire many years ago but is greening and growing now. Here is a view from Doris Ridge looking down at the reservoir and into the Flathead Mountain Range. I know why they they call it Big Sky Country.
As we came up the winding road, a moose was standing in the road about 150 yards away. Now I have been dying for a moose shot for many years and never had a good one. So we stopped and waited to see what the big bull moose was going to do. As I quickly shuffled to get my 500 mm lens on, Brad said “Don’t get out of the jeep!” What??? Now I have a deep respect for wildlife but I was getting a shot. As the bull moved up the mountainside, I got out and shot from the road. This is his first peek at me. Kind of a shy inquisitive look. Notice his antlers make great sunglasses.
He watched awhile and then went back to munching. He was a magnificent sight!