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Moose mission accomplished: Bucket list checked!

As a passionate wildlife photographer, I had longed to find a moose and add it to my collection. I had heard numerous stories of people waiting for years without catching a glimpse of this stunning creature, and I was determined to see one during my visit to Algonquin National Park.

Since I had learned how to track wild cats during my Indian Safari, I was confident that my experience would be useful in finding the moose. I spent hours driving and waiting patiently until I finally found fresh footprints. My excitement surged, and I traced the prints on the wet ground and tried to anticipate its direction.

But as the sun began to set, I was worried I would lose the trail. I continued to track the footprints and even followed its jumps on the melting ice. After a few more hours of waiting and validating the footprints, I finally started driving back and then I spotted a young moose in its natural habitat.

I was ecstatic to capture some extreme close-up face portraits as well as habitat shots of the moose. The moose even posed for me for almost an hour, and I felt incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity. During my second encounter, it was so stunning when it started posing perfectly exactly with the view of the board on the road with the Moose crossing sign. It was a surreal moment that I will never forget. As I snapped away with my camera, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the opportunity to capture such a magnificent creature in its natural habitat.


The thrill of the adventure and the perseverance it took to find the moose made this experience even more special. I will always cherish the memories of my first spring trip to Algonquin National Park and my successful search for the majestic moose. It was the perfect ending to my adventure-filled journey in search of the elusive moose. I knew that finding a moose was a once in a lifetime wish for many people, and I had been lucky enough to make it come true.


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