Open Edition

The Moose

Maroon Lake, Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado

This shot was completely by accident. All day long, it had been snowing, and the mountains were covered mostly in clouds. However, a few times, the clouds would lift and the mountains would peak out and bask in a few moments of sunlight. By the time I had made it to Maroon Lake to shoot the Maroon Bells, the clouds had just covered the mountains up. Another photographer and I were the only two souls that stuck around and braved the atmosphere in hopes of getting a great sunset shot of the Bells. After 45 minutes of freezing to death, I decided to head back to the car to put another layer of clothing on and dry myself off for a minute. But as I started to walk back, the clouds started lifting, and the mountains started opening up to the west of the Lake. I set my tripod up immediately to shoot the scene. Before I could snap a shot, and completely out of the blue, a moose walks out of the forest into my scene. After shooting 3-4 shots, including this one, a swarm of photographers came out of the forest behind this big guy and sent his slowly stalking off around Maroon Lake. (a little bit later, he came back and sent a few of those photographers running back the other way)

Open Edition Fine Art Print Styles for The Moose

Gorgeous luxurious fine art prints of "The Moose" are available below:

Fine Art Print (Print only):

Fine art archival ink print, printed on beautiful paper with a matte surface.


Plaque Mount:

Plaque mount, also known as wood mount, color plaque and color box is by far my most popular style of prints. These wood mounted images come ready to hang on the wall. (Visit the prints page for more info)


Metal Print:

A metal print is one of the most beautiful types of prints I offer. Your photo is heat infused into a specially coated superior quality aluminum sheet creating a scratch, water and UV resistant ready-to-hang print.


Acrylic Print:

An acrylic print is the most stunning of all my print types. If you're looking for a statement piece, this is it! Your print is mounted onto clear acrylic, making it jump off the wall with vibrance and sharpness.


A portion of the profit from sales of this photo are donated to charities that help fight child trafficking or in nature and conservation. For more information, visit the Fotos4Freedom program page.

Free shipping within the United States! Please contact me to purchase from outside of the United States or if you are inquiring about bulk orders. Please allow 3-5 weeks for shipping, although fine art prints, wood mounts and metal prints typically ship much faster.