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Fall Moose Photography in Jasper

Posted by John E. Marriott, Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

As we approach the end of summer here in the Canadian Rockies, I thought I would put out a quick note to wildlife photographers coming to the Rockies in the next month about photographing moose as the rut approaches.  Several of my favourite locations to photograph the moose rut from are located in Jasper National Park and neighbouring Mt Robson Provincial Park — in particular, I cruise the Yellowhead Highway from Moose Lake (about 45 kms/25 mi west of Jasper) back towards Jasper early in the mornings and late in the evenings. There are a number of enormous bulls that patrol the area immediately east of Moose Lake.

Bull Moose along the Icefields Parkway near Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park

Bull Moose along the Icefields Parkway near Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park

The area around Sunwapta Falls on the Icefields Parkway is also a good bet for moose, particularly if you concentrate south of the falls in the Beauty Flats area.

Be aware that bull moose are ornery at this time of year, so I recommend staying back at least 100 meters/yards and using a long telephoto for your shots.

Happy shooting!

John

    One Response to “Fall Moose Photography in Jasper”

    • Monika @ Ski Jasper on September 24, 2012 at 5:22 am said :

      Wow! Thanks for these great tips. I was in Newfoundland this summer and we had a few excellent moose sightings there. Are there any areas in Banff National Park which are good for moose sightings you can recommend?

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