Now this fella has a pretty nice rack on his head. Know how much those things weigh? A lot! We visited him at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Girdwood. It is a wildlife rescue center, and the animals there have been ill or injured, given proper care, but for one reason or another are unable to return to the wild.
This fella, on the other hand, was a bit scruffy of antler, having quite a bit of velvet still hanging in bits and snatches. He was quite congenial to watch through the fence, and the fence wires were wide enough that I could stick the camera through to get a view without crossed wires impeding it.
You do gotta be careful, though!
...and keep an eye on what is happening on the other side of the fence. rather than watching the tourists...
...or noticing that you have just missed feeding time in the nursery. Is that a mooooooooostache?
Look at Junior's little chin tuft!
Though I haven't myself seen one there, it is not uncommon to see a moose wandering in the streets of downtown Anchorage. They are big! The largest member of the deer family. This is just to separate the pictures above from the one below. "Stand here and smile, Honey." (He had no idea what I was up to.)