Photo Stories

Encounters

I am by no means a "wildlife" photographer, however there are times when I go out out for landscape or seascapes you cant help but to run into a beast or two. Here is where I will post some candid shots of the wild.

 Beautiful Bull Elk wondering the forest in the Banff area. The scene was perfect and the light was flat.

Beautiful Bull Elk wondering the forest in the Banff area. The scene was perfect and the light was flat.

I try not to disrupt the wildlife or place my self or the subject in any harms way. I have been taught to respect it and view it and move along.

 Pelican in flight on a foggy morning at Elk Island National Park.

Pelican in flight on a foggy morning at Elk Island National Park.

 Little Bull Moose watching me carefully as he grazes away.

Little Bull Moose watching me carefully as he grazes away.

Back in 2005 we decided to go out on a zodiac boat and do some whale watching off the coast of Vancouver Island. for those of you who don't know a zodiac is pretty much a big dingy with a couple of motors. when you get close to a humpback whale you feel a little small. 

 This is the Zodiac we used to tour the Pacific Rim National Park off Vancouver Island.

This is the Zodiac we used to tour the Pacific Rim National Park off Vancouver Island.

 The waters where rough in spots. This image was published in Canadian Geographic.

The waters where rough in spots. This image was published in Canadian Geographic.

 Humpback Whale diving over a swell.

Humpback Whale diving over a swell.

 Whale tail and a look towards Vancouver Island

Whale tail and a look towards Vancouver Island

 Sea Lion swimming along side out boat.

Sea Lion swimming along side out boat.

When we where closer to land there where all there little rocky island formations with trees. There was an Eagle perched up on one doing some fishing. I was taking photos of him up in the tree and my memory card ran out of room. as I was reaching into my bag to grab a new card the Eagle flew down from the tree and swooped right by our boat...like it knew I missed the shot.

 Bald Eagle Pacific Rim National Park.

Bald Eagle Pacific Rim National Park.

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 This Hawk was active around the badlands of Drumheller just after sunrise.

This Hawk was active around the badlands of Drumheller just after sunrise.

 I am not sure of what kind of bird this is...maybe a blue winged gull? Taken at Astotin Lake

I am not sure of what kind of bird this is...maybe a blue winged gull? Taken at Astotin Lake

 Bison trucking along...I was out at about 300mm on the lens and low light. I love this shot.

Bison trucking along...I was out at about 300mm on the lens and low light. I love this shot.

 Missed focus on the eyes but I don't mind the shot.

Missed focus on the eyes but I don't mind the shot.

 White Tail Doe taken Jasper National Park.

White Tail Doe taken Jasper National Park.

 Big Horn Sheep Jasper National Park

Big Horn Sheep Jasper National Park

 Not sure what kind of bird...but he eats well.

Not sure what kind of bird...but he eats well.