The up close Moose sighting. It makes you feel small, it makes you feel a little wilder than you did just a moment before. This is what we strive for on every trip! Seeing the wildlife of GTNP and YNP up close but far enough away that they are behave naturally. We watched a mother Moose and her calf feeding on twigs and brush for quite a while. We approached in a slow and non-threatening manner and once we established a little trust we opened our custom roof hatches and captured great images of this pair bathed in the golden evening sunlight. Moose calves rely on their mother heavily their first year. Cow Moose show their calves where to feed, how to avoid predators, and they even share specialized digestive bacteria from their stomachs by putting saliva on branches their calf is about to feed on. Everyone can appreciate a good mother, because just like Moose we needed help surviving in our early years as well.