Early morning is my favourite time of day to take photos, in fact it is my favourite time of day in general. I always sleep so well out in the wilderness in my tent and sometimes I miss sunrise but not today. I made my coffee, which is an absolute must first thing, and took it with me as I checked out the very early morning sights close by. Just on the other side of the trees from my tent, I caught the alpenglow performance.
Across the meadow, the sun begins to light up the peak.
I had my bear spray with me, prepared for any encounters. What I did not expect to see and what startled me when I heard the rustle in the bushes, was a baby moose running behind Mommy. A little later in the morning, upon our return from the washrooms and without our bear spray, we spotted a black bear feeding in the bushes a mere 25 feet away. We believe it to be the resident black bear and it may have been the same one I had an encounter with here two years ago. I did not get to see its teeth, so was not sure if it was the same one.