Visitors to the Greater Yellowstone often look at the vast sagebrush and wonder what purpose it serves...other than catching your feet and tripping you on every step. Actually, this ecological community supports a remarkable diversity of wildlife. For example, sage brush flats provide critical winter habitat for moose. Such as the bull moose pictured here browsing on bitterbrush.
I sat with this bull for a while recently as he browsed. This is largest moose I’ve seen this year. The light was pretty flat, but there was a brief 30 second window when the sun broke through and created a beautiful backlit scene against the falling snow....fortunately he picked that very moment to move to a new patch of bitterbrush