Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Chapter of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire will present a program titled "The Moose Man" on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center.
Rick Libbey, now commonly known as the Moose Man, has been photographing moose from as close as four feet away for 25 years, using a camera on a monopod in his kayak.
This is not easy. It takes patience, knowledge of animal behavior, and a special approach which he has developed during his many encounters with the animals. Making sure the moose sees him before they smell him and reading their body language is only the beginning. Sometimes the Mooseman will spend an entire week earning an animal's trust.
The Moose Man's photos have been on display at several New Hampshire galleries and the Loon Center, and many are online at his website: http://www.moosemannaturephotos.com/
The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs from Route 109 or from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School. Refreshments will be served.