What’s your favourite?
It’s become an annual tradition. I troll through my blog posts from the year and pick my 10 favourite wildlife photos – the only rule I give myself is no repeat animals.
I’m curious which photo you find the most interesting. There’s an easy, fun poll at the end that lets you pick your favourite and see how others voted.
If you find it hard to choose, just remember you’re not choosing the next leader of the country! And if you really need to vote for more than one, go ahead. Just remember the first vote is free but the next ones will cost you a donation to your favourite charity.
Happy voting!!! I’d love to know the reasons behind your choice.
1. Iconic Bison
There are so many bison in Yellowstone National Park, it’s hard to know what to shoot. I decided I wanted a big guy on a ridge and this big fella was kind enough to oblige. (Please note there are links back to each original post).
2. Hunting Owl
I was envious of all the other owl shots I was seeing until I got my own in the most unlikely of circumstances. I love the built-in long underwear.
3. Sandhill Colour
My goal was to find Sandhill Cranes in a different setting than a stubble field and I was happily successful one glorious fall day.
4. Wolf Dream
I never expected to encounter a wolf on our first evening in Banff National Park but that’s when it happened. Those eyes are hauntingly special.
5. Mountain Goat Magic
I’m not sure who was checking out whom more carefully but I know I got the better part of this exchange.
6. Fox Hunting Paradise
I will never forget watching this fox hunt voles for over an hour. As soon as the fox would crouch, my adrenaline surged.
7. Screaming Hawk
I can only image the terror that scream and the circling shadow causes potential prey. It really is bone chilling.
8. Cute Cub
Strike this one off the photo bucket list. I was so pleased to find this comfortably perched cub in Yellowstone National Park. The trouble with striking things off the bucket list is that it doesn’t stop me from wanting to find more.
9. Stuck in Chickadee School
The smallest and friendliest bird I ever photographed prompted a post with my favourite title of the year.
10. Industrious Pika
I have been a fan of this chatty little creature since the first time I managed to find one hidden among the rocks. No lack of energy or whiskers here.