“I was on the road for a few days, enjoying the landscape and wildlife in my new home, the Northwest Territories,” explains photographer Pierre-Emmanuel Chaillon. “I was near Kakissa at this time. The day before, I saw a big bull with two females, so I got up in the middle of the night, hoping to find them again and take some pictures at dawn. It was a winning bet.
“A little later, while going around the lake to find the group that had dispersed after the arrival of another male, I found one of the females again. She had escaped from both persistent males and was standing on the tip of the shore, immobile. The morning was foggy with no wind. Colors were blending in a beautiful bichromatic world, the sky and the lake looked the same and the reflection of the moose was barely disturbed by the imperceptible rippling of the water. From time to time, she would look in the direction of the woods, worried about the two males. After all this action, it was a very peaceful moment.”
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR at 55mm. Exposure: 1/180 sec., ƒ/4.5, ISO 400.
See more of Pierre-Emmanuel Chaillon’s work at pierreemmanuelchaillon.com.