Moose on the Loose at Moosehead Lake

June 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

In the search of moose, I took a long weekend trip up to the Moosehead Lake region of Maine.  In this very rural area of Maine, moose outnumber people 3 to 1.  Dusk and dawn, especially in the spring and fall provides the best chances to see moose, so I was hopeful my trip would be a success and it was!  I found 8 moose on my own and then 7 more while getting a guided tour by van and in a canoe.  I was also hoping to see a mother with her calf, but the guide told me that none had been born yet and sure enough we saw a number of pregnant moose and no calves. 

In the spring moose are very thin and they have shed most of their thick winter coat.  In the summer and fall the moose will fatten up, grow back their thick fur coats and the males will grow their antlers in.  

Here is a bull moose feeding in a pond with a female watching me in the background.  This was photographed from a canoe during my guided tour.

Bull Moose with female in the backgroundBull Moose with female in the backgroundMoose in the spring at Moosehead Lake

Here is a moose checking out the beautiful views of the nearby mountains.

MooseMooseMoose in the spring at Moosehead Lake

Here is a bull moose playing peek-a-boo near Kokadjo, Maine. 

MooseMooseMoose in the spring at Moosehead Lake

Here is a moose mountain landscape photo.

MooseMooseMoose in the spring at Moosehead Lake

Sunset on Blair Hill overlooking Moosehead Lake.

Sunset at Moosehead LakeSunset at Moosehead LakeBlair Hill, Moosehead Lake

Some other scenes at Moosehead Lake:

Big Spencer MountainMoosehead LakeBig Spencer Mountain Moosehead LakeLoon

  Mt KineoMoosehead Lake Moosehead Lake


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