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Mamma moose by PawelMatys Mamma moose by PawelMatys
So, I decided to jump on my bike early in the morning and shoot some foggy forest landscapes. I found that little wetland with a group of birch trees growing in the center of it, I thought it may be a pretty good subject to take some pictures of. While reviewing photos on the screen I saw a horse on one of them. Wait, a horse? On the swamps? Firstly, I thought it was my mind playing tricks on me after only 3 hours of sleep. Straight away, I moved my eyes from the screen and almost shit my pants when I realized what that thing was. A mamma moose... And a calf following her slowly. Even though I was scared to death after hearing all those stories about how dangerous encounters with a moose may be, especially when it has a baby along I decided to stay and wait for her reaction. She was slowly moving around me coming closer and closer. When the distance between us was around 30 meters she stopped and stared on me all the time like she wanted to say that it is time for me now and that I should probably get going. And so I did.
Such an awesome experience it was, I am not surprised why this animal is called for the king of the forest.

Sorry for the quality of the photo, I am mad at myself that I left the 85mm lens at home. Anyway, thank you very much for viewing! :peace:


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CID228 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Grymt snygg bild, med mycket känsla, som verkligen fångar älgkon och visar på hennes uppmärksamhet.
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LILY-m Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo!
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little-spacey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
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Johhy55 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
So cool!
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DomagojTaborski Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful atmosphere.
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Romylyn Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Nice capture!
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akodieon Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is such an amazing story. :heart: Wow. Thank for telling us and the picture is such a haunting and beautiful representation of the event. Words can't really describe how I feel when looking at it...
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NekoTobi97 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome pic :O
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FilippasAngelMartina Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's amazing!! Where did you capture it?
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Wonderful!
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kidfox0155 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
wow, just wow
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bebefromtheblock Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Photographer
beautiful picture as well as the story pawel :love:
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:iconpawelmatys:
PawelMatys Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Bebe! I'm glad you like them! :love:
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
:jawdrop: this is such a stunning shot! I mean wow, perfection!
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pinballwitch Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Lovely! :D and sounds like it was a really cool photo op too!!
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xSkillerx Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
worth it! Beautiful shot! :peace:
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Photographer
wygląda jakby zapozowała ^^
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emjot72 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
co za łoś :)
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frankiilights Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow so beautiful!!
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LucaHennig Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that´s so great!! I love this photography
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Itrebur Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
You are so lucky to have a camera on you, moments like that are rare, only a few are lucky enough to capture them.
Amazing picture, great atmosphere, i totally love it.
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Black-Caspian Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
MOOSE! :iconmooseplz:
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:iconnicpi:
NicPi Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
absolutely stunning atmosphere!
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
COOL :D
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:iconpawelmatys:
PawelMatys Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
NO PROB ^^
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MardHall Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
epic
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:iconpawelmatys:
PawelMatys Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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SheZombiee Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cudowne :)
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:iconpawelmatys:
PawelMatys Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dziekuje! :)
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adamdunikowski Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
piękne!
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:iconpawelmatys:
PawelMatys Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dziekuje Adamie! Nie moglem oderwac od niej oczu! Ale strach zwyciezyl ;)
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Skyl0r Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect atmosphere. And I liked your story with the photo!
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PawelMatys Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly! I'm glad you like it!
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theMeanApple Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
it definitely could've been dangerous... but it was worth it, no? =D
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PawelMatys Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure it was, great experience! :D
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monsteraphy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow, must have been crazy to have your blood pumping so early in the morning but the experience was definitely worth it
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PawelMatys Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed it was worth it! Thanks a lot!
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TOVARDAMASO Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
great.. this is so beautiful
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PawelMatys Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Those animals are beautiful, I really like the way they move, so slowly with grace... Thank you!
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