I saw two bulls in a beaver bog today. A few swamp maples are brilliant red. The moose are in the rut. Life is good.
The moose were positioned so that I had a very long way to go to get close enough to observe and photograph. I decided to try to mimic the sound of a cow moose as I approached so they wouldn't go into the woods. It worked.
We can see that he has recently rubbed off the velvet from his antlers. There's still a little bit left. Also, I think he's...excited...yikes