Sunday, September 16, 2012

More Maine North Woods Moose

Cow Moose and Calf leaving the river after a meal. Taken from Kayak.

Had a fun few days in North Maine woods again at the beginning of September. The bulls that we had seen this July were no where to be found.  They were in the woods preparing for the upcoming rut. The cows had their calves out in the river and lake to feed. These moose are very shy and wild. Extreme care had to be sued to observe and photograph them.

The calf was much more aware and nervous about our presence than the cow. He easily spooked.

This is a different calf about 1/2 mile upstream from the one pictured above.  he walked along the river bank and played peek a boo with us through the alders. Our entire mode of transportation was by kayak as can be seen here. Friend Cecil Gray-Registered Maine Guide joined us for a couple of days of Moose "hunting".  

Until Next Time

Jim Borden

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunset at Nubble Light House

On my way home from a Moose Photography trip in the north Maine Woods this past week-I stopped to stay in Kittery Maine.  Being so close to one of my favorite light houses, I just had to run over there and sit and wait for sunset.   I know and appreciate the sunsets looking into the west but we often miss an even more beautiful view if we were to look East.  This is facing East at Cape Neddick after the sun had dropped below the horizon in the west. 

This was taken with wide angle lens mounted on tripod with a 2 second shutter release delay.

Until next time

Jim Borden

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pennsylvania Buck

Mature Pennsylvania Whitetail

We were worried about the buck population around our home after the fiasco with the "pipeline poachers" last fall. However, we have been blessed that they did not get all of them.  This beauty is hanging out in a woodlot in front of our home. 

Two of 6 Bucks in a bachelor group

The bucks have been hanging together in groups of four to six.  This big guy has been hanging out with 5 other bucks.  It is fun to watch them as they feed.  The younger, smaller bucks sure understand the hierarchy.  This photo is special to me because as I waited in my hide that evening I was thinking of my dad that had passed away 11 years ago at the time I sitting there.  It may be "corny" but I felt as though dad was visiting me in the spirit of those six bucks. I am thankful for the upbringing I had as I was taught the ways of nature and taught how to value and respect animals and nature.

A view often seen on a Penna Whitetail :)

Until next time

Jim Borden