Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek…an a-moosing peek

Posted: November 1, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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Welcome to November!  For some of us, that means colder weather, leaves changing color a/o falling, and the anticipation of winter.  For others, summer is just around the corner.  But whatever the weather, the Photo Challenge keeps on going, this week with the theme of “Peek”, showing just enough of a subject to pique the interested of the viewer.

This summer I crouched on the hillside in Wyoming just up from the corral, taking photos of two bull moose head-high in the willows, contentedly chomping away.  A peek now and then was just about all I could capture.  And that’s not a lot of bull (although this one was.)  🙂

© janet m. webb


  1. Oh how wonderful to see one in the wild, but two! I’ve only seen two Moose in the wild. Both times I was as giddy as a school girl on Christmas Eve!

    • We used to see lots of them every year while at the cabin: bulls, mamas, and calves. The last few years, I haven’t seen any, but they were back this year. I also had the unusual (and somewhat scary) experience of seeing one not far from the trail where I was riding. My horse wanted no part of it, but he (the moose) was far enough away that we could get by without risking him charging us, although he watched the entire time and we moved right along. 🙂


  2. Peek-a-moose! Great 🙂
    WP didn’t allow comments again or give any way to see others work 😦

  3. AggieSoon says:

    What a great shot!

  4. Sandra says:

    A great capture, Janet!

    • Thanks, Sandra. Sometimes I don’t have my camera with me when I see these guys, but this day (and some after), they were just munching away for hours, completely ignoring everything going on around them.

  5. Wow, that’s a great shot, Janet.

  6. Such a beautiful scene! No matter the current season, it has a real timeless quality to it. I sure wish I could bask in that sunshine, too.

  7. Leya says:

    Haha – great peak!

  8. prior.. says:

    love your humor (not a lot of bull) – lol – and was just telling another blogger about a moose comic I had seen – the moose was at the base of the tent and the caption read: The day after hunting season ends…” get it?
    anyhow, the nose up is almost like he is posing for you

    • He was eating and probably ripping some willows up to better get them in his mouth. Both of them were at it for quite some time.

      I get the hunting humor. I think the animals do know when the season is over, but of course that’s when you’ll see one–the day after hunting is done. Glad you enjoyed my humor, too.


  9. That is wonderful, Janet. Thank you for the smile. 🙂

  10. Dan Antion says:

    I have never seen a moose in person. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi Janet,

    Is that a Pekingese moose or just a plain old chocolate moose?

    Great shot!


  12. happyface313 says:

    🙂 Dear Janet,
    what a suprising and pretty peek!
    Have a very HAPPY evening 🙂

  13. bushboy says:

    What a fabulous photo 🙂

  14. JT Twissel says:

    Enjoying the last warmth of sun.

  15. Roda says:

    So beautiful!

  16. Anita says:

    Chomping away to heart’s content, basking in the sun – this moose is living the life! ☺

  17. Su Leslie says:

    Great shot; and perfect for the challenge 🙂

  18. That’s one big animal.

  19. thirdeyemom says:

    Wow amazing sight! 🙂 I’ve never seen a moose up that close.

  20. Wow! I have been anywhere to see a moose yet, but they look like they’d be an amazing sight to see!!

  21. Always hoping to see one in the wild myself. You are quite lucky indeed. Very nice capture!!

  22. Tina Schell says:

    LOL on the bull Janet – love the way he’s just sticking his head out. They are notoriously difficult to capture

    • Each of the two put their heads up like this regularly, pulling up the willows, I imagine, or helping to get the food down or both. We’re blessed to see them so often in Wyoming and in places where we can get photos of them.

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  24. Great entry for the challenge, Janet. You captured him perfectly. Moose have such a large nose and the horns are magnificent. Thanks for sharing another moose photo for those who would never have an opportunity to see them … well maybe, in a zoo.
    Izzy 😎