Since my first attempt at a Sprague Lake sunrise was thwarted by high winds which caused ripples on the lake, my second attempt at sunrise started at Bear Lake, one of the most popular destinations in the park. The lake cooperated, providing a perfect mirror reflection, but the cloudless sky made the photos uninteresting.
During my first trip to Sprague, I'd heard that a bull moose had been frequenting the area, so after the lackluster sunrise at Bear Lake, I stopped at Sprague to look for him. As I explored some beaver ponds behind the lake, all of a sudden there he was. I'd never seen a bull moose before, and though the conditions were not ideal because of the harsh light and many shadows, I was able to get a few decent shots of him at 200mm--which means he was quite close! The two shots I liked best were a portrait, and then a wider shot (70mm) that gives some context for the environment and habitat for the moose.
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