Canada in 2013 Wildlife
All pictures, unless otherwise noted, are copyright 2013 by John A. and Elizabeth B. Lucas. All rights reserved.

Vancouver/Victoria Kamloops/Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper Toronto/Niagara Falls Montreal Quebec/Baie St. Paul Halifax Wildlife Second Thoughts Technical Details

Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, sex unknown

Bighorn Sheep, Ovis canadensis, Male and female/young

Black Bear, Ursus americanus, sex unknown

Elk, Cervus canadensis, males, females

This is the start of what the locals call "an elk jam," where an animal is sighted and a car stops, then another, then a tour bus or two until the highway is blocked. (And then the idiots start to get out of their cars to try and get closer!) Bear jams and eagle jams are also common.

The elk with the collar is a troublemaker, either causing an incident with humans or an habitual intruder.

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Callospermophilus lateralis

Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus, male?

Mountain Goat, Oreamnos americanus

Mule Deer, Odocoileus hemionus, female