Sep 30, 2018

Minime

Young Female Black Bear in Ontario, Canada. This female is the same one pictured with her mom on a log in 2016. That photo is in the finalists of the Nature Canada Contest and voting is on now! It doesn't matter where you live, you can vote once per day until October 6th by clicking on the "vote for this photo" button underneath the photo. Thanks for your support!
I also have two others in the running...the puffin and silver fox. You can vote for multiple photos per day.


Sep 28, 2018

Lynx

Wild Lynx in Northern Ontario. This still has to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life.


Sneaky

Silver Fox Kit photographed in Newfoundland, Canada.  I had so much fun with this little guy....he was mischievous and if we didn't pay attention, he would sneak up behind us and pounce or chew on our shoes while we were busy watching his siblings or he'd try and run off with the GoPro. 


Sep 26, 2018

Stealth

Red Fox in Algonquin Provincial Park


Sep 24, 2018

Posing Puffin

Atlantic Puffin in Newfoundland, Canada.


Sep 19, 2018

One

Atlantic Puffin in Newfoundland, Canada.


Sep 16, 2018

Vixen

Cross Fox Vixen in Newfoundland, Canada


Sep 15, 2018

Marmot

Yellow-Bellied Marmot in Yellowstone National Park


Sep 13, 2018

Sep 12, 2018

Looking Back

Red Fox Vixen in Newfoundland, Canada


Sep 10, 2018

Stop bugging me!

Wild Black Bear in Ontario, Canada.  She may look mean but this is the expression you get when the bugs are driving them crazy and one may have gone up her nose! 


Sep 9, 2018

Tree Frog

Red-Webbed Tree Frog in Costa Rica (Hypsiboas rufitelus)


Sep 8, 2018

Standing Bear

This is Katie....our standing bear. She was born in January 2016 and is the cub who we used to call Minime. (She's in the photo with the Sow & Cub hanging their paws over the log.) She's a two-year-old now and even though her Mom disappeared last year, there are other older bears in the area so she is constantly on alert and stands on her hind legs often :-D


Sep 7, 2018

Finally!!!!

Here's the big deal from my camping trip...a Short-Tailed Weasel!!!! We were enjoying coffee on our campsite and just about to go see our bears when all of a sudden all the squirrels and chipmunks started alarm calling. Then I heard something to my left and couldn't believe my eyes...this little guy was poking his head out about 5 feet from me! My camera was in the car so I enjoyed him for a few minutes while Chris slowly moved to the car for my camera. Once I had it in my hands (the camera, not the weasel!) I was able to take a couple of photos before he disappeared. He made another appearance about 11pm that night while we were sitting around the campfire. We heard a noise from the exact same spot and looked over with the lantern and it was our little friend again. We waited for hours the next day in the hopes of getting more of a variety of photos but no luck :-( I can't be that upset though since I've waited forever to have my first sighting of one of these and it finally happened. The Short-Tailed Weasel is also called a stoat or Ermine in the winter when it's white. It's a member of the mustelid family, larger than the least weasel and considered particularly aggressive. They weigh less than 260 grams (9 oz), which gives them impressive agility and speed to add to their ferocity. In fact, stoats are capable of taking on and defeating prey twenty times heavier than them.


My Favourite Girls

One of my favourite moments with the bears in 2016. I watched as this Black Bear Sow walked into the woods with her cubs & disappeared from sight. An hour later she hadn't come back out but I could still hear them so I went to the edge of the trees to have a look. She was resting under a large tree with her cubs playing behind her. At that moment she got up & walked towards me to a fallen tree & sat down hanging her legs over it. I couldn't believe my luck. So imagine how I felt when one of her cubs decided to join her and copy her every move!


Sep 2, 2018