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.