“Monumental”- Limited Edition 250- Moose, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
“Monumental” was shot near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 2019, during rut. Every fall begins the rutting, or mating, season for moose. Rutting behaviors typically begin in late August or early September and continue until early to mid-October. Bull moose become more aggressive during the rut, frequently engaging in sparring and fighting. During a fight, two bull moose try to intimidate and scare off one another in a competition for cows. Fights are intense, quick, and result in injury more often than sparring. Sparring is different than fighting, as the intention is more for a bull to test their abilities and prove their dominance than vie for a cow. Think of it as a challenge to assign rank in an area.