• Prima donna moose

    In the old days, moose just hid from me so there was never any problem dealing with them. This past year I’ve encountered a few moose and learned they can be quite temperamental. Who knew? One of their quirks is that they keep turning to show me what they consider their best side in case… Continue Reading

  • These ladies turn heads …

    Rocky Mountain ladies have a lot of stuff to strut. The Three Sisters always give the good residents of Canmore, AB reason to smile. On this perfect June day, the taller little sister shows off a long, snow-covered skirt that eventually rises to a distinctive peak. The middle sister reveals a large sheer cliff, topped… Continue Reading

  • Living on the edge

    Aren’t the young ones supposed to be the irresponsible ones? I carefully watched a young Rocky Mountain Sheep nibbling on grass at the edge of a cliff. I’ve noticed that young ones often have extra energy to explore higher up rocky cliffs and I hoped it would happen on my watch. Suddenly the young one… Continue Reading

  • Missing something

    We were on our way home after an eventful day of looking for wildlife. Despite lots of rain and fog, I’d managed to stay mostly dry (always a careful consideration). As we headed back to the cabin, the clouds opened up a bit enabling me to take one more photo. I found the perfect spot… Continue Reading

  • Where’s the fat?

    I thought I understood the relationship between eating and weight gain, butt now I’m not so sure. Across our country, we continually talk about dieting, compare notes on counting calories and even strongly consider exercising. Despite these herculean efforts, our society is still bigger than ever, prompting yet another round of hand-wringing discussions. A blunt… Continue Reading

  • Wildlife Olympics Spawn Controversy

    The Wildlife Olympics have received little media attention given the unfortunate timing of the Summer Olympics. For the beleaguered wildlife representatives from western Canada, that’s probably just as well. The group started out with such promise, particularly in the synchronized swimming event. However, if the waterfowl team wins a medal, it will be without their… Continue Reading

  • Eagle eyes

    “C’mon open your eyes!” murmured the young wildlife photographer who had just arrived at the scene. The words hit me like a bucket of ice water. The eagle had its eyes shut? My attention had obviously been focused elsewhere that early June day. Fifteen minutes earlier I had been trying to figure out where a… Continue Reading