We live in a wilderness area that is home to a lot of wildlife, including moose. Every spring and fall they come into our yard to eat the leaves off our trees. They seem to especially love my crabapple trees! Wyoming moose are pretty amazing beasts.
This particular morning, I saw a dark shape out the corner of my eye as I was working in my kitchen. I looked out the window, and sure enough! There was a moose. I grabbed my camera and snapped several photos from my window. Then I slipped on some shoes and stepped outside to take some more photos.
Photography tip: I always have my camera laying on the counter, ready to go at all times. No, it may not look as tidy as if it were in a case, but it is ready to go at any minute. I have captured many sunsets, sunrises, wildlife, or other moments, simply by having my camera charged, setting out, and ready to go. I highly recommend this practice if you truly want to improve your photography.
The truck and horse-trailer was parked in-between my house and the crabapple tree, so I slipped outside and stood behind the trailer to get these next two photos. He was calmly munching on crabapples, completely unafraid of me.
That’s the thing – Wyoming moose are not scared of humans. They are very large, and very unpredictable, which makes them very dangerous. I am more wary of moose than I am of bear or mountain lion! This big guy was making grumbling sounds as he walked.
I love these words in Psalms chapter 50:
I know all the birds of the mountains,
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine. Psalm 50:11
God has all things in His hands. He is Sovereign, He is Lord of the whole earth. Even these mighty animals are known by Him. If He knows every beast in the field – then, of course, He knows all about me! And think how much love He has for me and you?! We can rest secure in His awesome care.