Monday 6th May
While in Jasper, we took a couple of excursions out to explore the national park. Lots to see in some spectacular scenery. Thanks to our JAC guides.
|Our first view of a Bald Eagle in Canada.|
This female was sitting tightly on a nest by Medicine Lake.
|Big Horned Sheep - which ended up sunbathing on the road !!! - Angela's photograph.|
|Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly ? by Maligne Lake.|
|An evening wildlife trip resulted in this stunning summer plumage Common Loon|
(Great Northern Diver) on Pyramid Lake.
|A group of Elk showed really well close to the vehicle,|
including this collared individual.
|A group of Mule Deer showed on a nearby hillside...|
|... but all were eclipsed by our second Black Bear sighting of the holiday. |
Sadly this grass eating Bear quickly moved back into the trees
so my only shot was once again through glass.
A wonderful encounter nonetheless.