Sunday, January 11, 2009

MooseCam: Anchorage, Alaska

I stumbled on Moose Cam and have been visiting almost every day for more than a year. The cam is mounted at about second-floor level looking towards a lake. Since trees don’t grow as tall in Alaska as they do further south, it was hard to tell how far the cam was from the lake and how big one could expect any animals to be.

Until yesterday! Finally, I saw moose. Although the site indicates that the images are refreshed every three minutes, I kept on hitting refresh and captured a series of images. The webmaster must have seen them too and zoomed in to
where two moose were visible. Now I know what I'm looking for.

What a thrill!

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