After photographing several moose in the fresh snow in Kananaskis Country, my brother Peter and I continued looking for wildlife to photograph. We where both very happy with what we had seen and photographed, and thought it couldn’t get any better. We couldn’t be more wrong. As we rounded a bend in the road, I spotted four coyotes on the other side of the lake. We cautiously exited the truck, hoping not to scare them away. We cautiously approached the lake edge, and wished that we could get a little closer. One of the coyotes granted our wish and came across the lake to us. It spent 30-45 minutes with us and posed for some portraits. I feel honoured to have been able to spend time with this wonderful animal.
I recently traveled to Alberta to attend a two day lighting workshop by Joe McNally. After the workshop, I spent a week visiting family and managed to get in two days of wildlife photography. I wasn’t too pleased when it snowed for three days straight, but it was fantastic when in came time to doing some photography. Braving the -24 degree weather, my brother Peter and I explored the Banff, Canmore, and Kananaskis areas. It was a very productive two days of photography, with big-horn sheep, white-tailed and mule deer, elk, moose and coyotes. I was really pleased to finally get a bull moose later in the year than mid July, after spending many trips to Algonquin Park looking for them.
Here are a few photos from the trip. More pictures coming soon
Dinosaur Provincial Park at dusk
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) at Dinosaur Provincial Park
Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
Bighorn Sheep, Ovis canadensis