Moose are by far one of my favorite animals.I didn’t discover this love for the huge mammal until I moved to Idaho and started venturing to Jackson and the Tetons for day trips to view wildlife. I remember as a kid asking my cousin who lived in Alaska what her favorite animal was and being baffled when she said moose. My little world at that point didn’t expand much past horses, cats, and dogs being people’s favorite animals, and now that my understanding of the animal world has much expanded, I understand her love for them! They are awkward and majestic all at once. There is something elegant about the big bulls with their monster antlers, and you can’t help but fall in love with the calves with their long legs and knobby knees.
The Tetons is one of the best spots for finding moose. But you won’t find them as easily during the height of summer and tourist season due to the heat and the amount of people around. We love to make the drive up to the Tetons in the fall and winter. We get up before sunrise and make the drive so we can watch the sun come up and light up the Tetons. And early morning is the best time to find wildlife.
Here are a few pictures we have taken over the years in and around Teton National Park.