2015-04-24

Wildlife

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 Elk. Also seem to be called Moose


Wild boar with new born piglets
© NF Photo 150422 Energiskogen, Boda Kvarn

I was walking in the energy forest at Boda Kvarn two days ago. Sun shining and I did not expect to meet any other then maybe a deer. Or a hare. But the first thing I encountered was this elk. Probably a young one from last year. It looked at me and then took off into the trees. 

Then I continued checking the rows of trees in the field. Saw something dark and realized it was a wild boar. And it had at least 5 newly born piglets.

Not my best images ever but it was hard to focus in both cases. Seeing the elk I stopped on the spot and lifted the camera slowly to get a shot. I managed to get these two before it was gone. The boars noticed I was there but it was hard to focus because they was far into the bushes. And the family moved away. 

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9 comments:

  1. Awesome.. I love the elk, beautiful animal . And cool sighting of the wild boars.. Great shots of both critters. Thank you so much for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  2. Well, that had to be an interesting walk. Glad you didn't encounter anything that might want to encounter you. When I saw the first picture, I thought it was a young moose ... elk makes more sense as you are in Sweden. But then, you have wild boar in Sweden? I would never have thought it. I guess, even at my age, I have much to learn. This was a wonderful post, Monica ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. no, you are right, it seems to be what you call moose :)

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  3. I have noticed that what we call elk here in America is very different from the elk of Europe, which we call a moose. It's always interesting to make the comparisons. Great photos of him, whatever he is called! :-) And to capture those new baby boar was amazing, even if they stayed hidden in those grasses.

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  4. Yes, we call them moose. For extra confusion, the elk (or wapiti) is called a red deer in Europe. Spectacular large creatures, all!
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  5. Fina bilder! Vi hade älgar utanför köksfönstret när jag var liten och vi bodde på landet. Här i "stan" ser jag inte dem.

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