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The Darker Side of Nature

Sometimes, nature photography reveals the stark reality of life in the wild. This cow moose was severely injured, most likely by wolves, almost certainly before delivering this newborn calf. All of us observing expected the predators to return and finish them off during the night. Miraculously, they did not. Perhaps the scent of many humans in the area deterred them. Mother and calf were still alive two days later, when I left the park.
Cow Moose,  nursing her day old calf
Cow Moose, nursing her day old calf
One day old moose calf
One day old moose calf
Wounded cow moose and calf
Wounded cow moose and calf