Early one crisp Fall morning before daylight, I set out to find either Elk or Moose. You see, it was the Rut Season in the Grand Teton National Park, and one of my all time favorite times of the year. The Rut Season is mating season for wildlife like Moose, Elk, Deer and Antelope.
I was especially wanting to see a particular Bull Moose that the local photographers call "HOBACK." He is now considered to be the largest Bull Moose in the area, as the one that was bigger and older than him passed away a year or two before. Sad, but that is nature.
Traipsing through trees, weeds, willows, brush, and through foot high creeks to find this guy resulted in a good drenching for me when I fell all the way in due to the slippery rocks. I was completely drenched, and happy that I had just passed my camera gear to my friend before I took the plunge.
It was worth every shivering moment though, as we found him deep in the woods with his girlfriend. I can't tell you how happy I was to get to see and spend time with, this regal Moose.