Jeff Wendorff's wildlife photography portfolio of moose from the family, Capreolinae.


The Moose, Alces alces, is the largest species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the antlers of the males. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over the years. Moose have been reintroduced to some of their former habitats. The most common Moose predators are wolves, bears, and humans. Unlike most other deer species, Moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, Moose can become aggressive and move surprisingly quickly if angered or startled. Their mating season in the autumn can lead to spectacular fights between males competing for a female.

The collective noun for a group of Moose is a herd. A boring and widely used term. I think they should be called a Rack!

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Cow Moose Jasper National ParkBull Moose Jasper National ParkCow Moose in Deep Snow - Yellowstone N.P.Female Moose in a winter stream - Yellowstone N.P.Moose Cow walking in a stream covered in snow - Yellowstone N.P.Yellowsrone N/P. Moose in the Lamar Valley in WinterMoose in an abstract winter landscape - Yellowstone N.P.