The twitter account @TheScaryNature posted this image with the caption "these two Bull Moose died in battle and became frozen in ice", and the only thing I can think of is "Toxic mooseculinity."
The photographer, as revealed by Google's reverse image search feature, is Brad Webster:
Webster says there are several theories on what happened to the moose, but the most likely scenario to play out is that the two moose were fighting over a female when one was knocked unconscious or suffered a broken neck, taking the other one down with it.
"There was a fight and one of them won, and they both lost," Webster said. "Once it's knocked out or once it's dead, you've got a live moose that won the fight, but the other moose is dragging you down into the water."
I've already made a joke of it, but there's a weird power to Webster's photo and I can't stop thinking about it.
UPDATE: Found Brad's website.
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