National Geographic : 1912 May
Photo by George Shiras, 3rd ANOTHER NEST OF THREE CORMORANTS, IO DAYS OLDER THAN THTE TWO IN THE PRECEDING PICTURE Unlike young gulls of a much younger age, they do not leave the nest when alarmed, but groan and disgorge the contents of their stomachs. The cormorants in this picture disgorged two quarts of fish from their pouches when the author appeared to photograph them. land, I made up my mind that this would be the place where the spruce blind should be erected and my first efforts made in getting pictures. OUR FIRST SIGHT OF THE GIANT ALASKA MOOSE What happened the following day is described in extracts from my notebook: l "July 24, p191-Ther., 68-50. "At9a.m., inabrightsunand adead calm, we started to look for the moose lick near the shore, and situated, accord ing to directions, at the westerly base of a long point, which I took to be the one heading towards the lower end of Cari bou Island. In half an hour the canoe entered the channel between the island and the point, and in a few minutes we swung around towards the bite of the bay. Tom said that the previous winter he had run 14 moose, principally bulls, off the island while crossing the ice with a dog-sled carrying provisions from Cook Inlet to a mining camp, but he did not think we would see any bulls now, as they were all hiding in the thickets well up towards the mountain-tops. "A moment later he whispered, 'Gee! there's a bull, and a big one, too.' What I had taken for the brown soil on the roots of an overturned tree was a large moose with antlers that excited attention, but no more so than the tawny color of its coat. I had never seen such horns before nor such a color. The moose was solemnly watching the canoe, with the greater portion of the antlers shoved up into the lower branches of a spruce.