Title: The Bull of Kananaskis
Location & Date: Interlakes, Kananaskis Country | August, 2014
Camera Set-Up: Nikon D800 w/ Nikon 200-400 at 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Add bull moose to the list of animals that you are discouraged from photographing in Kananaskis. This wilderness might be one of the best locations anywhere to photograph the odd-looking ungulates, but while the conservation officers in this multi-use area have no issue with moose being hunted, they seem to have a big problem with photographers stopping to for a picture – even if they are inside the car and safely parked. Such was the scene when Jill and I stumbled across this bull mid-morning after packing up our campsite at Interlakes. The moose was feeding at a well known salt lick along the side of a lightly used road. We pulled across the white line, onto the paved shoulder, along with one other car, to snap an image. Within a few minutes, a conservation officer appeared and asked us to move along. At least they were polite in enforcing their draconian rules, for once.