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Wounded cow moose and calf

The calf attempts to nurse, but his mother is too weak to stand. Both await their fate as darkness falls on the Lamar Valley. I left them at this sad point, expecting the worst during the night. But, they survived at least two more days, and were both stronger when I left them for the last time.

Mom is one tough and courageous animal. One can only wonder what injuries she inflicted on her attacker(s) to drive them off.

Nikon D300
1/200s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso1100 full exif

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godro07-Apr-2013 01:28
Nice capture!